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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in May 2020 at 14.6% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Maryland 6.0% -0.2 -2.7
Salisbury 6.0% +0.1 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 26,504. There are now 15,037 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,616 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 851.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 11,467 +86 -4,956

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.0% 6.0% 11,467
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 5.9% 11,381
May
2021
5.8% 6.1% 5.8% 11,250
April
2021
6.1% 6.2% 5.8% 11,199
March
2021
6.0% 6.2% 5.7% 11,216
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 5.9% 11,508
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 6.2% 12,255
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.5% 10,616
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.8% 11,005
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.0% 11,493
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 7.6% 14,130

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.