But the unemployment picture is worse given that in 2009, unemployment was 8.1; 4.9 in 2008 and and 3.5 in 2007. Clearly, New Castle County's job losses are getting worse each year. Take a look at this graph, courtesy of the Delaware Department of Labor:
Compared to Kent County, which has 8.3%, and Sussex which registers at 7.7; New Castle County comes in at 8.4%. New Castle County may have a larger population, but the county also has more employers for workers to see employment. And that paints a bleak picture compared to the rose-colored glasses Chris Coons uses in stump speeches all across the state.