Delaware Public Media

Delaware unemployment remains steady in September

Oct 21, 2016

For a third straight month, Delaware’s unemployment rate has remained stagnant, standing at 4.3 percent.

State labor officials are saying evidence shows Delaware is at or near full employment after rebounding from the depths of the Great Recession.

 

They say most key, long-term figures for labor force participation are above their 15-year average, with only teenagers, young men and women over 65 tracking down.

 

Those who did lose their jobs are staying unemployed for shorter periods of time compared to the peak in 2010.

 

20,700 people were without jobs in September – the same as in August.

 

Over the past year, the professional and business service industry has soared, adding 5,700 new jobs, followed by strong gains in the healthcare and hospitality sectors.