Department of Numbers

Maryland Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maryland fell 0.9 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Maryland peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Maryland unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Maryland 6.8% -0.9 +3.4

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 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Maryland peaked in April 2020 at 315,798. There are now 102,965 fewer people unemployed in the state. Maryland job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Maryland 212,833 -30,538 +100,935

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Maryland from 1990 to November 2020

Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 6.8% 212,833
October 2020 6.9% 7.7% 243,371
September 2020 7.8% 7.6% 234,289
August 2020 8.4% 7.0% 228,298
July 2020 10.2% 7.8% 252,206
June 2020 11.1% 8.3% 265,266
May 2020 13.3% 10.0% 310,148
April 2020 14.8% 10.1% 315,798
March 2020 4.4% 3.3% 109,315
February 2020 3.5% 3.3% 107,394
January 2020 3.5% 3.3% 109,061