Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.2 percentage points in March 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. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% 0.0 -1.1
Delaware 4.6% -0.2 -1.4

Note: All comparisons are made with March data as April state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 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 16,629 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 20,957 -882 -5,751

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
April 2015 5.4%
March 2015 5.5% 4.6% 20,957
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
May 2014 6.3% 5.9% 26,600