April’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from the revised March unemployment rate for the First State.
The March unemployment rate which was originally reported by the state Department of Labor at 7.3 percent has now been revised to 7.2 percent. The department says the unemployment rate stayed the same for April. There were 31,900 unemployed Delawareans in April, compared to 31,100 workers who were unemployed at this time last year. The total numbers of workers in Delaware for April is 424,400. That’s down from 424,700 in March.
Delaware’s unemployment rate bottomed out in November 2012 at 6.7 percent and has stayed steady or gone up every month since then. Despite the recent uptick trend, the job picture in Delaware is still better than it was a year ago. Job growth since this time last year stands at 7,600 workers. That translates to a growth rate of 1.8 percent.