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Delaware unemployment rate reaches 30-year low


Delaware’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in April, the lowest in 30 years.

A total of 15,800 people were unemployed in Delaware in April 2019, down from 18,700 a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in April 2019, down from 3.8 percent in March and 3.9 percent from one year ago.

In April, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment was 465,100, up from 464,800 in March 2019. Since April 2018, Delaware’s total nonfarm jobs have increased by a net gain of 4,100, a rise of 0.9 percent.

Jobs increased 1.8 percent nationally during that period.

Delaware Business Times did an analysis of what the lower unemployment rate means for the job market in the state.

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