Delaware jobless rate falls to 10.4 percent

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Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July 2020 fell to more than two percentage points from June but remained at modern-day record levels.

The rate had been in the area of 4 percent prior to the Covid-19 pandemic leading to mass closings beginning in March.

The Delaware Department of Labor reported the rate at 10.4 percent down from 12.6 percent in June. There were 52,600 unemployed Delawareans in July 2020 compared to 18,600 in July 2019.

blankThe US unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in July 2020, down from 11.1 percent in June 2020. In July 2019, the US unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, while Delaware’s rate was 3.8 percent.

In July 2020, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment was 422,100, up from 414,800 in June 2020.

Since July 2019, Delaware’s total nonfarm jobs have decreased by 43,100, a decline of 9.2 percent. Nationally, jobs during that period declined by 7.7 percent.

Delaware had earlier posted the 10th highest jobless figure among the 50 states, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report is now are tied with Oregan at 36.

State
July 2020rate
Rank
Utah
4.5
1
Nebraska
4.8
2
Idaho
5.0
3
Kentucky
5.7
4
South Dakota
6.3
5
Montana
6.4
6
Iowa
6.6
7
North Dakota
6.6
7
Missouri
6.9
9
Wisconsin
7.0
10
Arkansas
7.1
11
Oklahoma
7.1
11
Wyoming
7.1
11
Kansas
7.2
14
Colorado
7.4
15
Georgia
7.6
16
Maryland
7.6
16
Minnesota
7.7
18
Indiana
7.8
19
Alabama
7.9
20
Texas
8.0
21
Virginia
8.0
21
New Hampshire
8.1
23
Vermont
8.3
24
District of Columbia
8.4
25
North Carolina
8.5
26
South Carolina
8.6
27
Michigan
8.7
28
Ohio
8.9
29
Louisiana
9.4
30
Tennessee
9.5
31
Maine
9.9
32
West Virginia
9.9
32
Connecticut
10.2
34
Washington
10.3
35
Delaware
10.4
36
Oregon
10.4
36
Arizona
10.6
38
Mississippi
10.8
39
Rhode Island
11.2
40
Florida
11.3
41
Illinois
11.3
41
Alaska
11.6
43
New Mexico
12.7
44
Hawaii
13.1
45
California
13.3
46
Pennsylvania
13.7
47
New Jersey
13.8
48
Nevada
14.0
49
New York
15.9
50
Massachusetts
16.1
51
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