Delaware jobless rate down to 4.1 percent

DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate continues to fall, according to data released by the Delaware Department of Labor Friday.

The unemployment rate is now at 4.1 percent, below the national average of 4.7 percent, and has decreased in each of the past five months.

However, a separate study shows less stable growth.

According to one set of statistics, Delaware is on pace for an increase of 30,000 newly employed residents, a record-breaking mark.

Despite that, a survey of Delaware employers indicates the state is on pace for about 5,500 jobs gained — a considerable difference.

At the county level, Sussex and New Castle counties continue to lead in unemployment rate, posting levels of 3.7 and 3.9 percent, respectively. Kent County lags behind, at 4.4 percent.

However, the county results are not seasonally adjusted.

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