Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Maryland peaked in January 2010 at 7.8% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Maryland 3.7% 0.0 -0.5

Unemployment Rate: Maryland, National

Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 118,492 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 118,228 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,494. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 119,722 +893 -13,927

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
February 2019 3.8% 3.7% 119,722
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
August 2018 3.8% 3.8% 122,122
July 2018 3.9% 3.9% 124,752
June 2018 4.0% 4.0% 127,252
May 2018 3.8% 4.0% 129,246
April 2018 3.9% 4.1% 130,937
March 2018 4.0% 4.1% 132,443