The state Department of Labor says 8.5% of Delaware workers were unemployed in January, the same percentage as December.
Seasonally adjusted numbers show there were 36,100 Delawareans who were unemployed in January. That number is better than one year ago, when the Labor Department reported that there were 37,600 Delawareans who were out of work.
Nationally, the unemployment rate for February fell to 8.9% which is the lowest it has been in nearly two years. The national economy added 192,000 jobs last month. Delaware Senator Chris Coons (D) responded to the news via his Twitter account saying that while the numbers are very good news, “Make no mistake – there is considerably more work to do in getting more Americans back to work.”
The national unemployment rate has been falling for three months, down from 9.8 percent in November.