Delaware’s jobless rate up slightly to 4.4%

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Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November was 4.4%, up from 4.3% in October 2022, the Delaware Department of Labor reported.

There were 21,800 unemployed Delawareans in November 2022 compared to 23,900 in November 2021. The US unemployment rate was 3.7% in November 2022, unchanged from October 2022. In November 2021, the US unemployment rate was 4.2%, while Delaware’s rate was 4.8%.

Delaware has one of the highest jobless rates. It was tied for the 46th spot (See the chart below, which lists the jobless rate and the national ranking.

State
Utah
2.21
Minnesota2.32
North Dakota2.32
South Dakota2.44
Nebraska2.55
Vermont2.55
Florida2.67
New Hampshire2.67
Alabama2.79
Missouri2.79
Kansas2.811
Virginia2.811
Montana2.913
Georgia3.014
Idaho3.014
Indiana3.014
Iowa3.117
Hawaii3.318
Louisiana3.318
South Carolina3.318
Wisconsin3.318
Massachusetts3.422
New Jersey3.422
Oklahoma3.422
Colorado3.525
Tennessee3.525
Rhode Island3.627
Wyoming3.627
Arkansas3.729
Maine3.729
Mississippi3.931
North Carolina3.931
Kentucky4.033
Pennsylvania4.033
Texas4.033
Washington4.033
Arizona4.137
California4.137
New Mexico4.137
West Virginia4.137
Connecticut4.241
Ohio4.241
Maryland4.343
Michigan4.343
New York4.343
Delaware4.446
Oregon4.446
Alaska4.548
District of Columbia4.649
Illinois4.750
Nevada4.95
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

In November 2022, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment was 462,600, down from 463,500 in October 2022. Since November 2021, Delaware’s total nonfarm jobs have increased by ,800, an increase of 2.2%. Nationally, jobs during that period increased 3.2%.

While total employment in Delaware is up by 9,800 from a year ago, the state did see a loss of 1,700 jobs in hospitality in November. Still, jobs in that category were up by 3,200 over the previous year.

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