Delaware's economy improves, but obstacles remain

Delaware’s unemployment rate has fallen sharply from a year ago. 

But it’s still slightly worse than the nation as a whole and a few points behind where it was before the pandemic. 

The Delaware State News reported Sunday that 5.9% of the Delaware workforce was unemployed in May. 

That's slightly above the national unemployment figure of 5.8%. Delaware’s jobless rate is still higher than what it was in March 2020 before the pandemic began. The figure then was 4.8%. 

A month later, the rate skyrocketed to 13.4%. Delaware’s recovery has gone better than predicted. But many businesses are still trying to get back on their feet.



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