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First State unemployment rate holds steady

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Delaware Public Media
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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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