Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2018 to 4.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Delaware peaked in January 2010 at 8.8% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Delaware 4.3% -0.1 -0.3

Note: All comparisons are made with March data as April state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Delaware Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Delaware peaked in January 2010 at 37,623. There are now 16,928 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 20,695 -444 -1,430

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Delaware from 1990 to March 2018

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
April 2018 3.9%
March 2018 4.1% 4.3% 20,695
February 2018 4.1% 4.4% 21,139
January 2018 4.1% 4.5% 21,514
December 2017 4.1% 4.5% 21,694
November 2017 4.1% 4.5% 21,675
October 2017 4.1% 4.5% 21,669
September 2017 4.2% 4.5% 21,738
August 2017 4.4% 4.6% 21,848
July 2017 4.3% 4.6% 21,973
June 2017 4.3% 4.6% 22,082
May 2017 4.3% 4.6% 22,151