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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in February 2010 at 10.0% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 -0.1
Salisbury 4.5% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 2010 at 17,612. There are now 9,013 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,560 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 39.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 8,599 +39 -492

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.8%
July
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.5% 8,599
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.4% 8,560
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.4% 8,577
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.5% 8,669
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.5% 8,668
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.5% 8,695
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 4.5% 8,732
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.6% 8,789
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.6% 8,757
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.6% 8,725

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.