Delaware’s Covid-19 weekly jobless claim growth 41st lowest among 50 states at D.C.


Delaware ranks 41st  out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia when it comes to growth in unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic.

The weekly report came from the personal financial advice site WalletHub. The performance was mirrored by neighboring states Pennsylvania (46) and New Jersey (49).

Check out the interactive map below for rankings.

Source: WalletHub

The overall jobless growth rate for Delaware was 35th among the 50 states and D.C. 


Delaware posted a surprisingly strong 5.6 percent jobless rate for October.

Some  economists say the pandemic  jobless figures are flawed, due to backlogs in unemployment claims and some categories such as “gig workers” being undercounted.

An October Axios story said the national jobless rate could be 26 percent if your definition of unemployment is a “person who is looking for a full-time job that pays a living wage — but who can’t find one.”

The WalletHub report took note of a growing number of jobless claims as Covid-19 cases surge throughtout  the nation.

Click here  for the full report from WalletHub.