The unemployment rate in Delaware doesn't move at all
Delaware’s unemployment rate remains unchanged.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was at 4.2% holding steady from November while the national rate was at 3.7% which was also unchanged from the previous month.
The state’s rate is down from December 2022 when it was 4.6%.
In December there were 21,700 unemployed Delawareans down from 23,000 in December 2022.
Area unemployment rates – which are not seasonally adjusted – were down for the most part, only Sussex County had a higher number in December than November.
As for jobs numbers, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment was at 486,400 up 100 from November’s numbers.
That total has increased by a net gain of 9,600 since December 2022 which is a 2% rise compared to the national increase of 1.9%.
Delaware’s jobs numbers over the year have been helped by the Private Education and Health industry as well as the Leisure and Hospitality sector which both added 3,700 jobs.