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Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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. From a post peak low of 4.3% in September 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Delaware 4.4% +0.1 -0.4

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 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 43,859 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 21,281 in September 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 475. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 21,756 +86 -2,125

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 4.4% 21,756
October 2022 3.7% 4.3% 21,670
September 2022 3.5% 4.3% 21,281
August 2022 3.7% 4.5% 22,331
July 2022 3.5% 4.4% 22,212
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