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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Maryland 6.2% -0.2 +2.7
Salisbury 5.9% -0.1 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 April 2020 at 29,182. There are now 17,684 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,548 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 950.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 11,498 -122 +2,801

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 5.9% 11,498
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 6.0% 11,620
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.6% 10,548
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.7% 10,787
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.7% 12,586
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 8.2% 15,205
August
2020
8.4% 8.6% 8.4% 16,010
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 9.7% 18,468
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 11.7% 21,645
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 15.9% 29,122
April
2020
14.8% 9.0% 16.0% 29,182

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.