Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2015 to 4.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Delaware peaked in November 2009 at 8.7% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Delaware 4.6% +0.1 -1.3

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Delaware Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Delaware peaked in January 2010 at 37,586. There are now 16,497 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 20,684 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 405. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 21,089 +405 -5,511

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Delaware from 1990 to May 2015

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
May 2015 5.5% 4.6% 21,089
April 2015 5.4% 4.5% 20,684
March 2015 5.5% 4.6% 20,959
February 2015 5.5% 4.8% 21,839
January 2015 5.7% 5.0% 22,818
December 2014 5.6% 5.2% 23,570
November 2014 5.8% 5.3% 24,066
October 2014 5.7% 5.4% 24,635
September 2014 5.9% 5.5% 25,222
August 2014 6.1% 5.7% 25,771
July 2014 6.2% 5.8% 26,207
June 2014 6.1% 5.9% 26,479