A recent survey by Delaware Business Search has revealed a decline in business searches for Delaware on social platforms, with the search volume for Delaware on Facebook down more than 50 per cent in the past three months.
Delaware BusinessSearch data from March to April shows a drop of 1.9 per cent on social searches for Delaware, from 8.5 million to 6.8 million.
The drop is mainly attributed to a number of factors, including the recent state of the economy and the new year.
The Delaware State Department of Commerce and Economic Development said it’s possible that the number of social media searches for the state has been influenced by the state’s economy.
“The current state of Delaware’s economy has seen some ups and downs in the last few months, and some of that has been due to the fact that many Delaware businesses are struggling to make ends meet,” said Delaware Commerce Department spokesman Paul Gajewski.
“However, Delaware BusinessSearch also shows a decline from January to April in search volume on social, including on Facebook, which is a good indicator of overall business activity.”
“Delaware’s job creation and job growth are also on the rise, and as the state continues to grow, the opportunities for jobs in Delaware are expanding,” Mr Gajews said.
“Many businesses are looking to hire people in Delaware and the state is a great place to start.”
The survey also found a decrease in social searches from the previous three months, with search volumes for Delaware down more that 50 per the month of April.
The survey is conducted by Delada Business Search every three months and covers the time period from April until December.