Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Delaware peaked in January 2010 at 8.8% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Delaware 3.3% +0.1 -0.4

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 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Delaware Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Delaware peaked in January 2010 at 37,623. There are now 21,652 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 15,737 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 234. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 15,971 +234 -1,981

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Delaware from 1990 to July 2019

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
August 2019 3.7%
July 2019 3.7% 3.3% 15,971
June 2019 3.7% 3.2% 15,737
May 2019 3.6% 3.2% 15,746
April 2019 3.6% 3.2% 15,827
March 2019 3.8% 3.3% 16,086
February 2019 3.8% 3.4% 16,435
January 2019 4.0% 3.5% 16,882
December 2018 3.9% 3.6% 17,197
November 2018 3.7% 3.5% 17,160
October 2018 3.8% 3.6% 17,175
September 2018 3.7% 3.6% 17,377