Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Delaware peaked in May 2020 at 15.9% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Delaware 5.1% -0.5 +1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Delaware Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Delaware peaked in May 2020 at 74,929. There are now 50,511 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 24,418 -2,748 +4,970

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Delaware from 1990 to November 2020

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 5.1% 24,418
October 2020 6.9% 5.6% 27,166
September 2020 7.8% 8.3% 40,653
August 2020 8.4% 8.9% 44,718
July 2020 10.2% 10.5% 52,979
June 2020 11.1% 12.6% 61,540
May 2020 13.3% 15.9% 74,929
April 2020 14.8% 14.9% 69,285
March 2020 4.4% 5.0% 23,764
February 2020 3.5% 3.9% 19,233
January 2020 3.5% 4.0% 19,398