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 2022 to 4.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Delaware peaked in May 2020 at 13.3% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Delaware 4.5% -0.1 -1.3

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 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Delaware Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Delaware peaked in May 2020 at 65,615. There are now 43,022 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 22,593 -412 -5,946

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Delaware from 1990 to March 2022

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 4.5% 22,593
February 2022 3.8% 4.6% 23,005
January 2022 4.0% 4.8% 23,853
December 2021 3.9% 4.8% 23,940
November 2021 4.2% 4.8% 23,881
October 2021 4.6% 4.9% 24,276
September 2021 4.7% 5.0% 24,949
August 2021 5.2% 5.3% 26,382
July 2021 5.4% 5.5% 27,269
June 2021 5.9% 5.7% 28,236
May 2021 5.8% 5.7% 28,314