Delaware unemployment stays at 7%

Delaware’s unemployment rate for February stayed the same compared to January.  

The state’s unemployment rate remains at its lowest point since 2008, as the Department of Labor reports the state’s unemployment rate for February at 7 percent.  There were 30,600 unemployed Delawareans in February, compared to 32,400 at the same time last year.  

Biggest increases in jobs over the past year were in the education and healthcare industries, which added more than 2,000 jobs.  Another 900 jobs were added in transportation and utilities.  Biggest year-to-year job losses were in leisure and hospitality, which lost 1,200 jobs; retail trade, which lost 700 jobs; and construction, which shed about 600 jobs.

Delaware’s unemployment rate remains below the national average which stands at 8.3 percent for February.  

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