Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.4%. 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 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Delaware 4.4% -0.1 -1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 43,395 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 22,220 -476 -5,049

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 4.4% 22,220
June 2022 3.6% 4.5% 22,696
May 2022 3.6% 4.5% 22,621
April 2022 3.6% 4.5% 22,440
March 2022 3.6% 4.5% 22,586
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