Delaware Employment and Education

Delaware has a small population of 843 thousand people, but it has a good employment record. Between 2003 and 2005 In 2003 and 2004, over 11K jobs were created for the Delaware workforce. The 2005 state unemployment rate was 4.2%. Economics continued to grow and the number has fallen to 3.8% for the month of July in 2006.

Delaware has only 222 schools, and they spend $10,328 on each student every year. The graduation rate has steadily risen and with the class of 2000 was 82.6%. Test scores have also been on the rise. NAEP results show that 81% and 84% of 4th graders passed the basic requirements in math for 2003 and 2005. In 2003 and 2005, 68% and 72% of eighth graders passed the math requirements.