Numbers of Delaware unemployed drop

    The Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City region shows a 1.9% increase in the numbers of unemployed

    Delaware’s unemployment numbers are still higher than they were a year ago, but have dropped almost a point from their high in February and March.

    June numbers released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor show Delaware at 8.5%.  Nationally, the unemployment numbers are 9.5%.  That translates to 36,300 people out of work.  There were 1,000 more people employed at this time last year.

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    The number of jobs in the first state grew in June.  800 jobs were added, most of them were in the leisure and hospitality industry.

    A county by county break down shows Wilmington with the highest numbers of unemployed in the state.

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