Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2021 to 5.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Maryland peaked in April 2020 at 9.0% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
Maryland 5.9% -0.1 -1.1

Unemployment Rate: Maryland, National

Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Maryland peaked in April 2020 at 282,222. There are now 96,631 fewer people unemployed in the state. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 185,591 -2,406 -23,552

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Maryland from 1990 to September 2021

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 5.9% 185,591
August 2021 5.2% 6.0% 187,997
July 2021 5.4% 6.0% 187,594
June 2021 5.9% 6.2% 193,674
May 2021 5.8% 6.1% 191,496
April 2021 6.1% 6.2% 194,544
March 2021 6.0% 6.2% 193,346
February 2021 6.2% 6.2% 193,520
January 2021 6.3% 6.4% 198,767
December 2020 6.7% 6.8% 211,907
November 2020 6.7% 6.8% 211,459
October 2020 6.9% 6.8% 210,389