Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to drop, now standing at an even 5.0 percent.
That’s down two-tenths of a point from December’s numbers and a difference of 1.1 percent from this time last year.
Over the past year, Delaware has added more than 8,000 net jobs outside of agriculture. Much of that growth comes from professional and financial services, as well as transportation.
Construction has remained relatively flat, with modest growth in the manufacturing, medical and hospitality sectors.