Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 452,500 jobs in Delaware in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 462,583 employed persons for the month. Delaware added 800 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 669 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 452,500 +800 +14,700
CPS 462,583 +669 +10,985

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 15,800 jobs have been lost in Delaware according to the employer survey. From a trough of 399,300 in April 2020, Delaware has gained 53,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Delaware reached a maximum of 472,634 in November 2019. 10,051 jobs have been lost in Delaware since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 411,017, Delaware has added 51,566 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 452,500 800 462,583 669
July 2021 451,700 4,400 461,914 1,471
June 2021 447,300 3,200 460,443 2,053
May 2021 444,100 -1,200 458,390 82
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