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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

2023

370.1 372.8 374.9 377.7 380.3 378.6 377.4 376.3 379.2 382.0 383.3 383.0 378.0

2024

374.5 376.8 379.1 (p)383.4                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

17.0 17.3 17.6 18.4 18.2 17.7 17.8 18.0 18.1 17.8 17.9 17.3 17.8

2024

16.5 16.5 17.3 (p)18.0                  

Manufacturing

2023

17.8 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.8 17.8 18.1 18.0 17.9 18.0 17.8 18.0 17.9

2024

17.9 17.9 18.0 (p)18.1                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

77.8 77.2 77.1 76.4 77.1 76.6 75.9 76.0 76.2 76.2 78.4 79.3 77.0

2024

76.0 75.3 75.1 (p)75.1                  

Information

2023

2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7

2024

2.6 2.6 2.6 (p)2.7                  

Financial Activities

2023

45.0 45.0 45.1 45.0 45.2 45.4 45.4 45.3 44.8 45.0 44.8 44.8 45.1

2024

45.4 45.5 45.6 (p)45.5                  

Professional & Business Services

2023

50.8 50.9 50.9 51.8 51.9 52.0 52.2 51.7 51.6 52.9 52.4 51.5 51.7

2024

50.7 50.8 51.1 (p)52.8                  

Educational & Health Services

2023

62.8 63.3 63.8 64.6 64.9 64.8 64.6 64.7 65.0 65.9 66.1 66.7 64.8

2024

65.9 66.3 66.2 (p)66.5                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

32.1 32.4 33.2 33.9 35.6 36.8 37.7 37.5 36.7 35.8 34.6 33.8 35.0

2024

32.9 33.2 34.1 (p)35.4                  

Other Services

2023

14.1 14.2 14.1 14.5 14.4 14.4 14.3 14.2 14.1 14.0 14.0 14.1 14.2

2024

14.1 14.0 14.0 (p)14.2                  

Government

2023

49.9 52.0 52.6 52.5 52.4 50.3 48.7 48.2 52.1 53.8 54.6 54.8 51.8

2024

52.5 54.7 55.1 (p)55.1                  

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

2023

(t)393,260 (t)395,212 (t)398,537 (t)396,203 (t)394,393 (t)394,238 (t)396,296 (t)396,018 (t)394,050 (t)399,457 (t)400,298 (t)400,367 (t)396,528

2024

396,548 398,535 399,239 (p)398,272                  

Employment

2023

(t)377,347 (t)379,458 (t)383,566 (t)383,303 (t)380,659 (t)378,235 (t)380,376 (t)379,067 (t)379,256 (t)384,252 (t)386,707 (t)386,405 (t)381,553

2024

380,589 383,062 383,917 (p)384,037                  

Unemployment

2023

(t)15,913 (t)15,754 (t)14,971 (t)12,900 (t)13,734 (t)16,003 (t)15,920 (t)16,951 (t)14,794 (t)15,205 (t)13,591 (t)13,962 (t)14,975

2024

15,959 15,473 15,322 (p)14,235                  

Unemployment Rate

2023

(t)4.0 (t)4.0 (t)3.8 (t)3.3 (t)3.5 (t)4.1 (t)4.0 (t)4.3 (t)3.8 (t)3.8 (t)3.4 (t)3.5 (t)3.8

2024

4.0 3.9 3.8 (p)3.6                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(t) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.

 

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

2023

(t)308,182 (t)309,458 (t)312,252 (t)310,754 (t)308,487 (t)308,438 (t)309,574 (t)309,532 (t)307,576 (t)312,248 (t)313,517 (t)313,711 (t)310,311

2024

310,742 312,080 311,801 (p)310,870                  

Employment

2023

(t)295,521 (t)296,942 (t)300,133 (t)300,104 (t)297,385 (t)295,336 (t)296,759 (t)295,797 (t)295,647 (t)300,014 (t)302,800 (t)302,800 (t)298,270

2024

298,469 300,196 299,987 (p)299,729                  

Unemployment

2023

(t)12,661 (t)12,516 (t)12,119 (t)10,650 (t)11,102 (t)13,102 (t)12,815 (t)13,735 (t)11,929 (t)12,234 (t)10,717 (t)10,911 (t)12,041

2024

12,273 11,884 11,814 (p)11,141                  

Unemployment Rate

2023

(t)4.1 (t)4.0 (t)3.9 (t)3.4 (t)3.6 (t)4.2 (t)4.1 (t)4.4 (t)3.9 (t)3.9 (t)3.4 (t)3.5 (t)3.9

2024

3.9 3.8 3.8 (p)3.6                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(t) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.

 

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

2023

(t)53,959 (t)54,494 (t)55,059 (t)54,194 (t)54,367 (t)54,487 (t)55,047 (t)54,741 (t)55,037 (t)55,474 (t)55,404 (t)55,312 (t)54,798

2024

54,931 55,234 56,247 (p)55,888                  

Employment

2023

(t)52,467 (t)53,072 (t)53,879 (t)53,347 (t)53,393 (t)53,370 (t)53,779 (t)53,398 (t)53,869 (t)54,176 (t)54,211 (t)54,134 (t)53,591

2024

53,269 53,654 54,593 (p)54,391                  

Unemployment

2023

(t)1,492 (t)1,422 (t)1,180 (t)847 (t)974 (t)1,117 (t)1,268 (t)1,343 (t)1,168 (t)1,298 (t)1,193 (t)1,178 (t)1,207

2024

1,662 1,580 1,654 (p)1,497                  

Unemployment Rate

2023

(t)2.8 (t)2.6 (t)2.1 (t)1.6 (t)1.8 (t)2.1 (t)2.3 (t)2.5 (t)2.1 (t)2.3 (t)2.2 (t)2.1 (t)2.2

2024

3.0 2.9 2.9 (p)2.7                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(t) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.

 

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

2023

(t)31,119 (t)31,260 (t)31,226 (t)31,255 (t)31,539 (t)31,313 (t)31,675 (t)31,745 (t)31,437 (t)31,735 (t)31,377 (t)31,344 (t)31,419

2024

30,875 31,221 31,191 (p)31,514                  

Employment

2023

(t)29,359 (t)29,444 (t)29,554 (t)29,852 (t)29,881 (t)29,529 (t)29,838 (t)29,872 (t)29,740 (t)30,062 (t)29,696 (t)29,471 (t)29,692

2024

28,851 29,212 29,337 (p)29,917                  

Unemployment

2023

(t)1,760 (t)1,816 (t)1,672 (t)1,403 (t)1,658 (t)1,784 (t)1,837 (t)1,873 (t)1,697 (t)1,673 (t)1,681 (t)1,873 (t)1,727

2024

2,024 2,009 1,854 (p)1,597                  

Unemployment Rate

2023

(t)5.7 (t)5.8 (t)5.4 (t)4.5 (t)5.3 (t)5.7 (t)5.8 (t)5.9 (t)5.4 (t)5.3 (t)5.4 (t)6.0 (t)5.5

2024

6.6 6.4 5.9 (p)5.1                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(t) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.

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.