Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2021 to 5.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Delaware peaked in April 2020 at 13.4% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
Delaware 5.3% -0.1 -2.3

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Delaware Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Delaware peaked in April 2020 at 63,481. There are now 37,408 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 26,073 -298 -11,429

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Delaware from 1990 to September 2021

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 5.3% 26,073
August 2021 5.2% 5.4% 26,371
July 2021 5.4% 5.6% 27,180
June 2021 5.9% 5.8% 28,382
May 2021 5.8% 5.9% 28,648
April 2021 6.1% 6.4% 31,102
March 2021 6.0% 6.5% 31,623
February 2021 6.2% 6.3% 30,966
January 2021 6.3% 6.1% 29,503
December 2020 6.7% 5.9% 28,203
November 2020 6.7% 5.8% 27,894
October 2020 6.9% 5.7% 27,544