Report sees Delaware staging a strong jobs comeback from the pandemic


A WalletHub report shows Delaware with one of the most rapid recoveries from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also in the top 10 were neighboring Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Finishing at the bottom was the District of Columbia.
The WalletHub ranking was based on comparisons of unemployment claims during key weeks.

Most Recovered Last Week Least Recovered Last Week
1. New Hampshire 42. Wisconsin
2. Delaware 43. Alaska
3. Maryland 44. Illinois
4. West Virginia 45. California
5. Vermont 46. Oklahoma
6. Rhode Island 47. Indiana
7. South Dakota 48. Utah
8. Georgia 49. Michigan
9. Virginia 50. Ohio
10. Alabama 51. District of Columbia
Delaware continues to have an unemployment rate and an employment growth rate below the national figure.
Critics claim excessive regulation, taxes, and three decades of Democrats controlling the state government have led to a more endemic growth rate.
Delaware is now on a path toward a $15 an hour minimum wage, with paid family leave likely to go to the governor’s desk.
WalletHub is a financial information website.
Click here for the full report.