Delaware ranked 30th in its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a weekly report on unemployment claims from the the WalletHub financial website.
Pennsylvania ranked second in the nation in the weekly report. New Jersey ranked third on a weekly basis, with Maryland at 26.
Delaware has ranked 18th in the velocity of its jobs recovery since the pandemic took hold in late March. Recent jobless reports have shown Delaware with an unemployment rate below the nation as a whole.
WalletHub reported 10.7 million are Americans unemployed due to the pandemic. Last week, there were 787,000 new unemployment claims nationwide, far fewer than the 6.9 million during the peak of the pandemic.
Economists say unemployment reports for states do not take into account self-employed “gig” workers and others now holding part-time positions after being unable to gain full-time positions.
Also not a part of jobless figures are workers who drop out of the labor market.
Delaware’s December jobless rate will be released around the 20th of the month.