Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 461,200 jobs in Delaware in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 478,786 employed persons for the month. Delaware lost 2,900 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 451 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 461,200 -2,900 +12,100
CPS 478,786 +451 +7,192

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 7,900 jobs have been lost in Delaware according to the employer survey. From a trough of 400,900 in April 2020, Delaware has gained 60,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Delaware for September 2022 is at a new high of 478,786.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 461,200 -2,900 478,786 451
August 2022 464,100 1,900 478,335 78
July 2022 462,200 1,200 478,257 523
June 2022 461,000 2,200 477,734 254
May 2022 458,800 1,800 477,480 970
April 2022 457,000 1,000 476,510 505
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