Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 429,300 jobs in Delaware in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 451,825 employed persons for the month. Delaware lost 1,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,868 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 429,300 -1,200 -37,600
CPS 451,825 -1,868 -17,672

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 472,400. Since then 43,100 jobs have been lost in Delaware according to the employer survey. From a trough of 387,900 in April 2020, Delaware has gained 41,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Delaware reached a maximum of 470,043 in February 2020. 18,218 jobs have been lost in Delaware since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 394,223, Delaware has added 57,602 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 429,300 -1,200 451,825 -1,868
October 2020 430,500 3,600 453,693 6,568
September 2020 426,900 200 447,125 -9,028
August 2020 426,700 5,000 456,153 3,542
July 2020 421,700 6,900 452,611 27,426
June 2020 414,800 19,500 425,185 27,442
May 2020 395,300 7,400 397,743 3,520
April 2020 387,900 -77,400 394,223 -59,390
March 2020 465,300 -7,100 453,613 -16,430
February 2020 472,400 3,100 470,043 524
January 2020 469,300 3,400 469,519 58
December 2019 465,900 -1,000 469,461 -36