Delaware unemployment rate ticks up slightly in January

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Close up of a dictionary word Unemployment (photo/bigstock)

Delaware’s jobless rate rose slightly in January to 4.4%.  The December rate was 4.3%.

The numbers are shared between the outgoing administration of Governor Jack Markell and his successor, Governor John Carney. 

The overall numbers still translate to an improvement from a year ago. 20,600 people were out of work in January 2017.  A year ago that number was 21,500.

Delaware’s labor rate is still doing better than the national average. There rate nationally in January was 4.8%.

Unemployment is the highest in Wilmington and Dover at over 6%.  New Castle County has a 4.7% rate.  Kent and Sussex Counties come in at 5.1% and 5.5%

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