Delaware Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 472,983 employed workers
  • 15,971 unemployed workers
  • 3.3% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Delaware is 463,700, which is -900 less than last month, a decrease of 0.19%. The total employment a year ago was 461,200, which is 2,500 lower than today. Employment has increased by 0.54% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 464,600 to 465,000. This revision is a change of 0.09% from the preliminary numbers.

The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in Delaware. There are 82,200 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 82,100 employees last month, an increase of 100 (0.12%). Last year the sector had 79,900 employees last year, an increase of 2,300 (2.88%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Earnings

In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 44.0, this was an increase from last month, which averaged 43.4 hours. This represents a change of 1.4%. Average hourly wages for the month were $20.18 per hour, which translates to $887.92 per week. Hourly wages increased over the last month from $19.89 per hour an increase of 1.5%. Weekly wages increased over the last month from $863.23 per week an increase of 2.9%.

A year ago, the average hours worked was 42.5 hourse per week, which is an increase of 3.5%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $19.20 per hour, an increase of 5.1%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $816.00 per week, an increase of 8.8%.

The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:




Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate increased in July, 2019 from 3.2% to this months' 3.3%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.7%, 0.4% lower today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 488,954, which is 0.0% higher than last months 488,787 and is 0.0% higher than last years 482,837. The total number of unemployed in Delaware is 15,971 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 15,737 and 17,952 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Delaware:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.