Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Maryland peaked in January 2010 at 7.8% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 -0.1

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 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Maryland peaked in March 2010 at 238,214. There are now 116,150 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 118,228 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,836. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 122,064 +162 -2,688

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Maryland from 1990 to July 2019

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
August 2019 3.7%
July 2019 3.7% 3.8% 122,064
June 2019 3.7% 3.8% 121,902
May 2019 3.6% 3.8% 122,015
April 2019 3.6% 3.8% 121,294
March 2019 3.8% 3.8% 120,801
February 2019 3.8% 3.7% 119,602
January 2019 4.0% 3.7% 118,829
December 2018 3.9% 3.7% 118,586
November 2018 3.7% 3.7% 118,232
October 2018 3.8% 3.7% 118,228
September 2018 3.7% 3.8% 119,795