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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in May 2020 at 14.9% and is now 10.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Maryland 4.2% -0.4 -1.5
Salisbury 4.6% -0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Salisbury, Maryland, National

Salisbury, Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Salisbury peaked in May 2020 at 27,834. There are now 18,820 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 9,014 -239 -2,541

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.6% 9,014
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.7% 9,253
February
2022
3.8% 5.0% 4.9% 9,592
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 5.1% 10,105
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 5.4% 10,647
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 5.4% 10,649
October
2021
4.6% 5.7% 5.5% 10,773
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 5.6% 11,091
August
2021
5.2% 6.2% 5.8% 11,429
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 6.0% 11,687
June
2021
5.9% 6.1% 6.1% 11,783

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.