Lower tier ranking for Delaware, neighboring states in coronavirus job recovery


Delaware and its neighbors are seeing a slower job recovery from Covid-19.

The report from the financial website WalletHub ranked the First State 37th. Maryland came in 35th, with Pennsylvania at No. 41 and New Jersey at 42nd.

Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and West Coast states were the first to be walloped by the coronavirus pandemic and kept restrictions for a longer time. 


Ranking first was South Dakota, with the tourism-dependent economy of Hawaii at 50.

The WalletHub ranking came after the April jobs report showed continued job growth but fell far short of the forecast of one million new jobs.

In April, the nation’s economy gained only 266,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, with gains in leisure and hospitality, other services (maintenance and laundry), and local government/education.

WalletHub compared 50 states and the District of Columbia based on five metrics that compare unemployment rate statistics from the latest month for April 2021  to key dates in 2019 and 2020.

Below is an interactive map with all state rankings.

Source: WalletHub

Click here for the full report.