Delaware’s statewide unemployment rate remains steady at 9.2%.
Delaware’s unemployment rate for March is still 9.2%, unchanged from February’s rate. Numbers from the state Department of Labor show 39,400 Delawareans were unemployed in March, compared to 33,500 in March ’09. The national unemployment rate is also unchanged from February at 9.7%.
Broken down locally, Wilmington continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the state. More than 13% of the city’s workforce is on the unemployment line, that’s up from 12.8% last month. Sussex County’s unemployment rate dropped from 11.1% in February, to 10% in March. Kent County’s rate also dropped a percentage point, from 10% in February to 9% in March. New Castle County’s unemployment rate is also down a bit, from 9.4% in February to 9.2% in March. It is important to note that the area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted, which could cause them to be a bit skewed.