Delaware unemployment rate steady since March

By Logan B. Anderson
Posted 7/25/22

Despite some industry sectors in the First State seeing slight growth, Delaware unemployment rate has remained unchanged since March.

According to its monthly report, released on Friday, the …

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Delaware unemployment rate steady since March

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Despite some industry sectors in the First State seeing slight growth, Delaware unemployment rate has remained unchanged since March - at 4.5%.

Until April’s report, Delaware’s unemployment rate had dropped each month since June of 2021 when it was at 5.7%.

Last month there were 22,700 unemployed Delawareans, up from May’s 22,600.

Last month, the state gained about 2,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Since June of last year, the state has gained 14,400 jobs, a rise of 3.2%.

The U.S. unemployment rate also remained unchanged in June at 3.6%.

Locally, Dover had the highest unemployment rate at 8%, followed by Wilmington at 7.2%, according to Friday’s state labor department report.

Sussex County and the city of Newark shared an unemployment rate of 4% last month.

Delaware’s leisure and hospitality sector saw the most increase last month, growing by 1,400 jobs.

The professional and business services area also saw an 1,100-job increase.

According to the Delaware Department of Labor’s report, the First State’s private sector employees worked about 32.8 hours a week in June and brought home and average of $958 per week.

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