Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 456,700 jobs in Delaware in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 476,478 employed persons for the month. Delaware added 700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 473 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 456,700 +700 +7,600
CPS 476,478 +473 +7,965

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 February 2020 for Delaware at 469,100. Since then 12,400 jobs have been lost in Delaware according to the employer survey. From a trough of 400,900 in April 2020, Delaware has gained 55,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Delaware for April 2022 is at a new high of 476,478.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 456,700 700 476,478 473
March 2022 456,000 500 476,005 791
February 2022 455,500 2,100 475,214 877
January 2022 453,400 200 474,337 1,258
December 2021 453,200 1,000 473,079 194
November 2021 452,200 300 472,885 477
October 2021 451,900 2,800 472,408 814
September 2021 449,100 -1,700 471,594 660
August 2021 450,800 -100 470,934 379
July 2021 450,900 2,100 470,555 347
June 2021 448,800 1,000 470,208 553
May 2021 447,800 -1,300 469,655 1,142