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Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J. Metropolitan Division
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2022

357.2 361.2 363.9 368.3 367.8 367.3 368.1 368.1 370.7 374.8 374.5 374.0 368.0

2023

366.1 370.1 373.4 377.3 379.8 379.1 376.0 374.3 377.8 (p)381.2      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2022

16.4 16.6 16.9 17.8 17.3 17.5 17.7 17.8 17.7 18.4 17.9 18.0 17.5

2023

17.7 17.9 18.5 19.0 19.2 19.0 19.5 19.8 19.0 (p)19.0      

Manufacturing

2022

16.3 16.3 16.4 16.4 16.5 16.7 16.9 17.1 17.0 17.2 17.2 17.3 16.8

2023

17.5 17.7 17.8 17.8 17.9 17.9 18.0 18.1 18.0 (p)18.1      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2022

74.1 74.5 75.1 75.8 75.8 76.1 76.9 77.1 77.6 78.5 79.6 81.3 76.9

2023

78.0 77.6 77.6 77.2 77.7 77.8 77.5 76.9 76.7 (p)76.3      

Information

2022

2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8

2023

2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 (p)2.6      

Financial Activities

2022

43.2 43.2 43.2 43.5 43.3 43.5 44.0 44.1 44.1 44.4 45.0 45.2 43.9

2023

44.5 45.0 45.0 45.2 44.9 45.1 45.2 44.9 45.0 (p)45.4      

Professional & Business Services

2022

51.1 51.6 51.9 52.7 52.5 51.9 53.1 52.8 52.7 52.7 52.2 50.6 52.2

2023

49.8 50.5 51.9 53.6 53.5 52.9 51.3 52.3 53.9 (p)55.6      

Educational & Health Services

2022

61.2 61.9 62.1 62.5 62.4 62.1 61.5 61.7 62.0 62.8 62.9 62.0 62.1

2023

61.6 61.8 62.0 62.2 62.2 62.5 62.5 61.8 62.4 (p)63.4      

Leisure & Hospitality

2022

29.8 30.5 31.4 32.2 33.2 34.1 34.0 34.1 33.1 33.0 31.3 30.9 32.3

2023

30.4 31.2 31.6 33.1 35.4 37.2 37.1 36.1 34.7 (p)34.1      

Other Services

2022

13.7 13.9 14.0 14.2 14.1 14.2 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.2 14.2 14.1 14.1

2023

14.2 14.1 14.2 14.4 14.3 14.2 14.1 14.1 14.0 (p)13.9      

Government

2022

48.6 49.9 50.2 50.4 49.9 48.4 47.1 46.6 49.7 50.9 51.5 51.9 49.6

2023

49.7 51.6 52.1 52.1 52.0 49.8 48.1 47.6 51.4 (p)52.8      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J. Metropolitan Division
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2022

389,829 390,271 392,355 389,225 386,275 386,987 388,069 388,304 386,090 391,137 388,598 389,660 388,900

2023

390,776 391,073 395,890 395,043 394,537 394,652 395,509 (p)396,948          

Employment

2022

370,380 372,136 375,653 374,191 371,182 369,072 370,695 370,634 371,120 375,120 373,764 375,161 372,426

2023

373,583 374,479 380,223 381,244 379,990 378,180 379,284 (p)379,284          

Unemployment

2022

19,449 18,135 16,702 15,034 15,093 17,915 17,374 17,670 14,970 16,017 14,834 14,499 16,474

2023

17,193 16,594 15,667 13,799 14,547 16,472 16,225 (p)17,664          

Unemployment Rate

2022

5.0 4.6 4.3 3.9 3.9 4.6 4.5 4.6 3.9 4.1 3.8 3.7 4.2

2023

4.4 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.7 4.2 4.1 (p)4.4          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

New Castle County, Del.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2022

306,243 306,628 308,236 305,635 302,308 302,780 303,318 303,259 301,456 305,337 304,388 305,146 304,561

2023

306,077 305,386 309,227 309,295 308,171 308,375 308,868 (p)311,052          

Employment

2022

291,046 292,464 294,939 293,417 290,183 288,353 289,338 288,783 289,127 292,161 292,293 293,303 291,284

2023

292,280 292,183 296,398 297,721 296,337 294,585 295,472 (p)296,391          

Unemployment

2022

15,197 14,164 13,297 12,218 12,125 14,427 13,980 14,476 12,329 13,176 12,095 11,843 13,277

2023

13,797 13,203 12,829 11,574 11,834 13,790 13,396 (p)14,661          

Unemployment Rate

2022

5.0 4.6 4.3 4.0 4.0 4.8 4.6 4.8 4.1 4.3 4.0 3.9 4.4

2023

4.5 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.8 4.5 4.3 (p)4.7          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Cecil County, Md.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2022

53,191 53,413 53,914 53,343 53,396 54,027 54,084 53,757 53,796 54,441 53,702 54,065 53,761

2023

53,761 54,504 55,410 54,550 54,845 54,779 55,087 (p)54,391          

Employment

2022

51,063 51,332 52,098 51,838 51,740 51,886 52,102 51,814 52,216 52,727 52,161 52,683 51,972

2023

52,030 52,771 54,096 53,521 53,634 53,862 54,082 (p)53,336          

Unemployment

2022

2,128 2,081 1,816 1,505 1,656 2,141 1,982 1,943 1,580 1,714 1,541 1,382 1,789

2023

1,731 1,733 1,314 1,029 1,211 917 1,005 (p)1,055          

Unemployment Rate

2022

4.0 3.9 3.4 2.8 3.1 4.0 3.7 3.6 2.9 3.1 2.9 2.6 3.3

2023

3.2 3.2 2.4 1.9 2.2 1.7 1.8 (p)1.9          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Salem County, N.J.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2022

30,395 30,230 30,205 30,247 30,571 30,180 30,667 31,288 30,838 31,359 30,508 30,449 30,578

2023

30,938 31,183 31,253 31,198 31,521 31,498 31,554 (p)31,505          

Employment

2022

28,271 28,340 28,616 28,936 29,259 28,833 29,255 30,037 29,777 30,232 29,310 29,175 29,170

2023

29,273 29,525 29,729 30,002 30,019 29,733 29,730 (p)29,557          

Unemployment

2022

2,124 1,890 1,589 1,311 1,312 1,347 1,412 1,251 1,061 1,127 1,198 1,274 1,408

2023

1,665 1,658 1,524 1,196 1,502 1,765 1,824 (p)1,948          

Unemployment Rate

2022

7.0 6.3 5.3 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.0 3.4 3.6 3.9 4.2 4.6

2023

5.4 5.3 4.9 3.8 4.8 5.6 5.8 (p)6.2          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J Metropolitan Division (MD) includes New Castle County in Delaware; Cecil County in Maryland; and Salem County in New Jersey.