Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2014 to 5.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Delaware peaked in December 2009 at 8.4% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in February 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
Delaware 5.9% 0.0 -0.9

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Delaware Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Delaware peaked in January 2010 at 36,618. There are now 10,381 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 26,237 -172 -4,075

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Delaware from 1990 to March 2014

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 5.9% 26,237
February 2014 6.7% 5.9% 26,409
January 2014 6.6% 6.1% 27,057
December 2013 6.7% 6.2% 27,518
November 2013 7.0% 6.3% 28,045
October 2013 7.2% 6.5% 28,855
September 2013 7.2% 6.6% 29,267
August 2013 7.2% 6.7% 29,875
July 2013 7.3% 6.8% 30,266
June 2013 7.5% 6.9% 30,424
May 2013 7.5% 6.8% 30,304
April 2013 7.5% 6.8% 30,111
March 2013 7.5% 6.8% 30,312