Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2016 to 4.7%. 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 3.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% +0.1 -0.5
Maryland 4.7% 0.0 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Maryland, National

Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Maryland peaked in February 2010 at 237,091. There are now 88,989 fewer people unemployed in the state. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 148,102 -1,077 -19,098

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Maryland from 1990 to March 2016

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
March 2016 5.0% 4.7% 148,102
February 2016 4.9% 4.7% 149,179
January 2016 4.9% 4.8% 153,378
December 2015 5.0% 5.0% 158,389
November 2015 5.0% 5.0% 158,577
October 2015 5.0% 5.0% 158,961
September 2015 5.1% 5.1% 159,333
August 2015 5.1% 5.1% 159,750
July 2015 5.3% 5.1% 160,397
June 2015 5.3% 5.1% 161,460
May 2015 5.5% 5.2% 163,029
April 2015 5.4% 5.3% 165,043