Delaware unemployment rate drops

The numbers of unemployed dropped in Delaware to a rate of 8.2%

The lower rate puts Delaware in line with 39 other states around the country who have lower unemployment rates in April.  There are 1,200 more people working in April than there were in March. A year ago the April 2010 unemployment rate in Delaware was 8.5%.

The rates through the three counties were generally the same.  It was 8% in Kent and Sussex Counties, and 8.1% in New Castle.  Wilmington’s unemployment rate made up most of the jobless claims in New Castle County.  It was 12.1%.  That’s the same as in March, but up a percent from this time in 2010.

The Delaware Labor Department says there were 800 new jobs in April over March.  They were mainly in the leisure and hospitality, and in the retail sector.

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