49.9% unemployed in Delaware County in 2017


49.9 percent of Delaware County residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 38.6 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Delaware County population reached 34,192.

Out of 17,137 people who had a job, 6 were employed in the Armed Forces and 17,131 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Delaware County for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
17,055
49.9
Employed
17,137
50.1
Employed in civilian labor force
17,131
50.1
Employed in armed forces
6
0.02

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