Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2015 to 5.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 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 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Maryland 5.3% 0.0 -0.5

Unemployment Rate: Maryland, National

Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Maryland peaked in February 2010 at 237,091. There are now 71,152 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 165,934 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 165,939 +5 -15,288

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Maryland from 1990 to May 2015

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
May 2015 5.5% 5.3% 165,939
April 2015 5.4% 5.3% 165,934
March 2015 5.5% 5.4% 168,981
February 2015 5.5% 5.4% 169,759
January 2015 5.7% 5.5% 171,837
December 2014 5.6% 5.5% 171,073
November 2014 5.8% 5.5% 172,155
October 2014 5.7% 5.6% 173,609
September 2014 5.9% 5.6% 175,236
August 2014 6.1% 5.7% 176,886
July 2014 6.2% 5.8% 178,496
June 2014 6.1% 5.8% 179,988