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On Tuesday, existing home sales figures for April will be released, and Thursday will bring us weekly jobless claims. We end the week on Friday with durable goods orders data from April.
And finally, from the Delaware Department of Labor, Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April 2019 was 3.2%, down from 3.3% in March 2019. There were 15,800 unemployed Delawareans in April 2019 compared to 18,700 in April 2018. The US unemployment rate was 3.6% in April 2019, down from 3.8% in March 2019. In April 2018 the US unemployment rate was 3.9%, while Delaware’s rate was also 3.9%. In April 2019, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment was 465,100, up from 464,800 in March 2019. Since April 2018, Delaware’s total nonfarm jobs have increased by a net gain of +4,100, a rise of 0.9%. Nationally, jobs during that period increased 1.8%.