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First State still coping with unemployment spike

Delaware Public Media

Like most other states,  Delaware has received a flood of unemployment claims since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state’s monthly unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in August after peaking at 15.8 percent in May.  And it is still much higher than the 3.9 percent rate reported this time last year.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with Delaware Division of Unemployment Director Daryl Scott about the state’s various efforts to pay jobless benefits.


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