The unemployment rate in Delaware dropped to 6.7 percent in June, from 6.8 percent in May, according to the Delaware Department of Labor.
There were 29,600 unemployed Delawareans in June, compared to 29,900 in May.
Compared to last year, the rate has dropped from 7.4 percent in June 2011 when 32,200 residents were out of work.
The job gains in the past year were primarily in "education and health" with 2,600 new jobs, "leisure and hospitality" with 2,200 job gains, and "financial services" with 1,600 new jobs.
Job losses since June 2011 were mainly in "construction" with 1,500 jobs lost and "state government" with 800 jobs lost.
By county, Kent County has the highest unemployment rate at 7.4 percent, followed by New Castle with 7.1 percent, and Sussex County with 5.9 percent.
The national unemployment rate held steady in June at 8.2 percent, the same as in May, but down from the 9.1 percent in June 2011.