Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 443,500 jobs in Delaware in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 457,878 employed persons for the month. Delaware added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 443,500 +200 -24,500
CPS 457,878 +3 -13,987

Delaware Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Delaware as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Delaware

CES employment peaked in August 2019 for Delaware at 468,300. Since then 24,800 jobs have been lost in Delaware according to the employer survey. From a trough of 399,300 in April 2020, Delaware has gained 44,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Delaware reached a maximum of 472,634 in November 2019. 14,756 jobs have been lost in Delaware since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 411,017, Delaware has added 46,861 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 443,500 200 457,878 3
January 2021 443,300 1,000 457,875 4,238
December 2020 442,300 200 453,637 -342
November 2020 442,100 -2,300 453,979 -292
October 2020 444,400 2,500 454,271 866
September 2020 441,900 4,100 453,405 1,807
August 2020 437,800 4,700 451,598 2,519
July 2020 433,100 9,100 449,079 34,785
June 2020 424,000 20,200 414,294 2,067
May 2020 403,800 4,500 412,227 1,210
April 2020 399,300 -65,900 411,017 -47,183
March 2020 465,200 -2,800 458,200 -13,665