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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in May 2020 at 14.9% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Maryland 4.3% -0.2 -1.1
Salisbury 4.8% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 18,330 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,974 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 530.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 9,504 +88 -1,145

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.8% 9,504
October
2022
3.7% 4.5% 4.8% 9,416
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.7% 9,254
August
2022
3.7% 4.3% 4.7% 9,239
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 4.7% 9,135
June
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.6% 9,072
May
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.6% 8,974
April
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.6% 9,009
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

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.