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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury fell 1.0 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in May 2020 at 14.6% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Maryland 5.4% -0.2 -1.4
Salisbury 4.9% -1.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 17,141 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 9,363 -2,057 -1,642

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 4.9% 9,363
October
2021
4.6% 5.6% 5.9% 11,420
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 6.0% 11,557
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 6.0% 11,496
July
2021
5.4% 6.0% 6.0% 11,465
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 5.9% 11,381
May
2021
5.8% 6.1% 5.8% 11,250
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 6.4% 6.2% 12,255

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.