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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in March 2010 at 10.1% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Maryland 4.3% 0.0 +0.1
Salisbury 5.2% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 April 2010 at 17,757. There are now 7,774 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 9,983 -264 -488

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.3%
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.2% 9,983
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 5.3% 10,247
February
2018
4.1% 4.2% 5.4% 10,368
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 5.5% 10,545
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 5.6% 10,679
November
2017
4.1% 4.1% 5.4% 10,299
October
2017
4.1% 4.0% 5.3% 10,022
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 5.3% 9,992
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 5.3% 10,073
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.3% 10,128
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.4% 10,147

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.