Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.9%. 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 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Delaware 3.9% -0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 18,497 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 18,882 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 244. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 19,126 -138 -2,543

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
October 2018 3.7% 3.9% 19,126
September 2018 3.7% 4.0% 19,264
August 2018 3.9% 3.9% 18,997
July 2018 3.9% 3.9% 18,882
June 2018 4.0% 3.9% 19,029
May 2018 3.8% 4.0% 19,515
April 2018 3.9% 4.2% 20,112
March 2018 4.1% 4.3% 20,697
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