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First State unemployment rate holds steady

Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January was unchanged from December 2019.

In January 2020, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Delaware was 4.0%, the same as in December 2019.

There were 19,400 Delawareans unemployed this past January compared to 17,100 in January 2019.

Delaware lags behind the national rate, which was 3.6% in January up from 3.5% in December.

A year earlier, the national rate was 4.0% and Delaware was at 3.5%.

Meanwhile, the seasonally nonfarm-employment was 468,400 in January up from 465,900 in December. In a year, Delaware’s total nonfarm jobs have increased by a net gain of +4,100, which is a rise of 0.9%.

Nationally, jobs during that period increased 1.5%.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.
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