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Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salisbury fell 2.0 percentage points in July 2020 to 9.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Salisbury peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Salisbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Maryland 7.8% -0.5 +4.2
Salisbury 9.7% -2.0 +5.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 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 April 2020 at 29,182. There are now 10,836 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Salisbury 18,346 -3,299 +9,334

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salisbury, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployment Rate
Salisbury
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 6.9%
July
2020
10.2% 7.8% 9.7% 18,346
June
2020
11.1% 8.3% 11.7% 21,645
May
2020
13.3% 10.0% 15.9% 29,122
April
2020
14.7% 10.1% 16.0% 29,182
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 5.4% 10,512
February
2020
3.5% 3.3% 4.4% 8,697
January
2020
3.6% 3.3% 4.5% 8,777
December
2019
3.5% 3.4% 4.4% 8,674
November
2019
3.5% 3.4% 4.5% 8,766
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 4.5% 8,846
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 4.6% 8,925

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.