Delaware jobless number drop in December

A day after Delaware Governor Jack Markell outlined his vision to create jobs in the state, new jobless number show another decline among those who are out of work.

The December jobless number is 6.2% down another 0.35%.  That translates to 27,400 who are still looking for a job.  The number in November was 28,400.

The numbers are better in New Castle County.  The unemployment rate is still 5.7%, but the jobless rate in Wilmington declined another 0.4% to 8.3%.  

A year ago the state rate stood at 7.1%.  During the summer months the jobless rate had actually gone up to 7.4%.  

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The Delaware Department of Labor releases the Delaware numbers approximately 2 weeks after the U.S. numbers are released.  In their summary they note there were 146,100 new jobs across the region that includes, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.  The U.S. jobless rate is 6.7%.

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