Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2017 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Maryland peaked in February 2010 at 7.8% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 -0.4

Note: All comparisons are made with October data as November state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Maryland, National

Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Maryland peaked in February 2010 at 237,091. There are now 114,756 fewer people unemployed in the state. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 122,335 -60 -11,638

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Maryland from 1990 to October 2017

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
November 2017 4.1%
October 2017 4.1% 3.8% 122,335
September 2017 4.2% 3.8% 122,395
August 2017 4.4% 3.9% 127,133
July 2017 4.3% 4.0% 129,147
June 2017 4.4% 4.1% 131,546
May 2017 4.3% 4.2% 134,848
April 2017 4.4% 4.3% 137,239
March 2017 4.5% 4.2% 136,753
February 2017 4.7% 4.2% 135,183
January 2017 4.8% 4.2% 133,607
December 2016 4.7% 4.2% 133,157