Delaware Employment Statistics

  • 33,072 employers
  • 447,106 employees
  • $1,093 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 0.7% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 6.0% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Delaware Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 3,955 more businesses
  • 44,763 more employees
  • 11.1% increase in total wages
  • $9,076 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 19.0% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Delaware Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: New Castle County Delaware, 19,526
County with the Most Employees: New Castle County Delaware, 252,759
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: New Castle County Delaware, $1,213
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Sussex County Delaware, 4.0%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Delaware, see: Delaware Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Delaware see:Delaware Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 472,983 employed workers
  • 15,971 unemployed workers
  • 3.3% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Delaware, see: Delaware Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 33,767 employers, up 2.6% from 32,907
  • 453,879 employees, up 1.0% from 449,621
  • $1,057 average weekly wage, up 3.4% from $1,022
  • The average weekly wage is 3.5% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 8.1% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Delaware, see: Delaware Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.