Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware rose 0.3 percentage points in August 2014 to 6.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Delaware peaked in December 2009 at 8.4% and is now 1.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.8% in April 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Delaware 6.5% +0.3 -0.2

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 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 7,368 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 25,710 in April 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,540. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 29,250 +1,241 -625

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
August 2014 6.1% 6.5% 29,250
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 6.3% 5.8% 25,710
March 2014 6.7% 5.9% 26,200
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