Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 443,900 jobs in Delaware in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 458,302 employed persons for the month. Delaware lost 1,400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 6 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 443,900 -1,400 +40,100
CPS 458,302 -6 +46,075

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 24,400 jobs have been lost in Delaware according to the employer survey. From a trough of 399,300 in April 2020, Delaware has gained 44,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Delaware reached a maximum of 472,634 in November 2019. 14,332 jobs have been lost in Delaware since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 411,017, Delaware has added 47,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 443,900 -1,400 458,302 -6
April 2021 445,300 1,200 458,308 577
March 2021 444,100 1,200 457,731 -54
February 2021 442,900 -400 457,785 -90
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