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Employment and Occupational Information in Delaware



Snapshot of Employment in Delaware in 2010
397,730
Total Employment
8.50 %
Unemployment Rate
$46,870
Average Annual Salary
  • #11 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #19 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #22 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #33 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #33 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #39 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #42 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #43 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #43 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #47 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

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Total Employment for Delaware in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Delaware in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Delaware in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Delaware in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Delaware in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Delaware
United States
Total Employment
397,730
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-14,840
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.04 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
52.60 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
60.70 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
8.50 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
7.30 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
9.70 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Delaware


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Salary Information for Delaware
Annual Salary Distribution for Delaware in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Delaware in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Delaware in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Delaware in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Delaware in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Delaware
United States
Average Annual Salary
$46,870
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$22.53
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.01 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Delaware


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VIEW ALL DELAWARE OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $121,180
2. Legal Occupations: $111,730
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $77,080
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $76,850
5. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $75,780
Table 3. Highest Paying Delaware Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Legal Occupations: 0.08 %
2. Management Occupations: 0.04 %
3. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 0.03 %
4. Sales and Related Occupations: 0.03 %
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Delaware Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 17.82 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 11.67 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 8.86 %
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 6.38 %
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 5.81 %
Table 5. Popular Delaware Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.06 %
2. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.03 %
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.02 %
4. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 0.00 %
5. Sales and Related Occupations: 0.00 %
Table 6. Delaware Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Delaware Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 14.56%
2. Retail trade: 14.18%
3. Finance and insurance: 10.76%
4. Accommodation and food services: 8.61%
5. Manufacturing: 8.46%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Retail trade: 2,701
2. Construction: 2,622
3. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 2,268
4. Other services (except public administration): 2,057
5. Health care and social assistance: 1,810
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 92
2. Manufacturing: 54.93
3. Finance and insurance: 33.6
4. Information: 32.69
5. Health care and social assistance: 31.33
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $8,491,714
2. Manufacturing: $2,988,007
3. Finance and insurance: $2,400,783
4. Information: $1,606,650
5. Wholesale trade: $1,569,032
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Delaware


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


DELAWARE METRO AREAS


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