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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in February 2010 at 10.1% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Maryland 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Salisbury 5.4% +0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Salisbury, Maryland, National

Salisbury, Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Salisbury peaked in March 2010 at 17,791. There are now 7,677 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,687 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 427.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 10,114 +427 -106

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 5.4% 10,114
October
2017
4.1% 3.8% 5.2% 9,687
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 5.3% 9,897
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 5.4% 10,276
July
2017
4.3% 4.0% 5.4% 10,241
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.4% 10,104
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 5.5% 10,320
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 5.6% 10,605
March
2017
4.5% 4.2% 5.7% 10,711
February
2017
4.7% 4.2% 5.8% 10,894
January
2017
4.8% 4.2% 5.7% 10,682

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.