Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Maryland peaked in April 2020 at 9.5% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Maryland 3.9% -0.1 -2.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Maryland, National

Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Maryland peaked in May 2020 at 304,051. There are now 179,202 fewer people unemployed in the state. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 124,849 -4,889 -68,870

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Maryland from 1990 to July 2022

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 3.9% 124,849
June 2022 3.6% 4.0% 129,738
May 2022 3.6% 4.0% 127,562
April 2022 3.6% 4.2% 133,390
March 2022 3.6% 4.6% 148,126
February 2022 3.8% 5.0% 159,192
January 2022 4.0% 5.4% 171,253
December 2021 3.9% 5.4% 171,752
November 2021 4.2% 5.4% 173,156
October 2021 4.6% 5.7% 183,129
September 2021 4.7% 5.8% 183,841