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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury fell 0.4 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in March 2010 at 10.1% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Maryland 4.1% -0.1 +0.1
Salisbury 4.9% -0.4 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 8,462 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 9,295 -532 -727

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.9% 9,295
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.3% 9,827
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.3% 9,850
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.3% 9,981
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 5.3% 9,924
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 5.1% 9,629
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.2% 9,961
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

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.