Delaware’s jobless rate up slightly to 4.4%

Posted on 12-26-2022

Delaware state leaders clearly have not focused enough on the structural issues facing our workforce development.

Delaware has one of the highest jobless rates. It was tied for the 46th spot

(See the chart in link below, which lists the jobless rate and the national ranking.)

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
In November 2022, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment was 462,600, down from 463,500 in October 2022. Since November 2021, Delaware’s total nonfarm jobs have increased by ,800, an increase of 2.2%. Nationally, jobs during that period increased 3.2%.
While total employment in Delaware is up by 9,800 from a year ago, the state did see a loss of 1,700 jobs in hospitality in November. Still, jobs in that category were up by 3,200 over the previous year.