Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.2 percentage points in January 2015 to 5.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.7 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 3.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.7% +0.1 -0.9
Delaware 5.0% -0.2 -1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 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 14,785 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 22,801 -769 -4,147

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
February 2015 5.5%
January 2015 5.7% 5.0% 22,801
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
April 2014 6.2% 5.9% 26,656
March 2014 6.6% 6.0% 26,708