Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.7 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 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Maryland 4.3% -0.2 -1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Maryland, National

Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 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 166,398 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 124,764 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 12,889. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 137,653 -7,099 -35,503

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 4.3% 137,653
October 2022 3.7% 4.5% 144,752
September 2022 3.5% 4.0% 128,311
August 2022 3.7% 4.3% 138,107
July 2022 3.5% 3.9% 124,764
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