Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.6 percentage points in December 2014 to 5.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 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 3.0 percentage points lower. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Delaware 5.4% -0.6 -0.8

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 11,964 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 24,654 -2,516 -2,864

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
December 2014 5.6% 5.4% 24,654
November 2014 5.8% 6.0% 27,170
October 2014 5.7% 6.4% 29,042
September 2014 5.9% 6.5% 29,353
August 2014 6.1% 6.5% 29,214
July 2014 6.2% 6.2% 28,009
June 2014 6.1% 6.1% 27,228
May 2014 6.3% 5.9% 26,479
April 2014 6.2% 5.8% 25,710
March 2014 6.6% 5.9% 26,200
February 2014 6.7% 5.9% 26,409
January 2014 6.6% 6.1% 27,057