Department of Numbers

Delaware Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Delaware fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.4%. 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 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Delaware unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Delaware 3.4% -0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Delaware, National

Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 21,195 fewer people unemployed in the state. Delaware job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Delaware 16,428 -454 -2,968

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployed
February 2019 3.8% 3.4% 16,428
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
August 2018 3.8% 3.7% 17,654
July 2018 3.9% 3.7% 17,952
June 2018 4.0% 3.8% 18,234
May 2018 3.8% 3.8% 18,481
April 2018 3.9% 3.9% 18,742
March 2018 4.0% 4.0% 19,049