MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

ECONOMY

EMPLOYMENT

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

In October 2017, Maryland's unemployment remained at 3.8%. It is lower than the national rate of 4.1%.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES - ANNUAL

2015 2016
Maryland 5.1% 4.3%
Allegany County 7.0% 6.1%
Anne Arundel County 4.4% 3.7%
Baltimore City 7.5% 6.3%
Baltimore County 5.3% 4.5%
Calvert County 4.6% 3.8%
Caroline County 5.5% 4.7%
Carroll County 4.2% 3.5%
Cecil County 6.0% 5.1%
Charles County 5.0% 4.2%
Dorchester County 7.2% 6.0%
Frederick County 4.5% 3.7%
Garrett County 6.3% 5.5%
Harford County 4.9% 4.1%
Howard County 3.8% 3.2%
Kent County 5.3% 4.7%
Montgomery County 3.9% 3.3%
Prince George's County 5.3% 4.4%
Queen Anne's County 4.5% 3.8%
St. Mary's County 4.9% 4.1%
Somerset County 8.3% 7.0%
Talbot County 4.9% 4.1%
Washington County 5.6% 4.9%
Wicomico County 6.8% 6.0%
Worcester County 10.6% 9.0%

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Maryland 7.7% 7.2% 7.0% 6.6% 5.8%
Allegany County 9.3% 9.1% 8.9% 8.5% 7.6%
Anne Arundel County 6.9% 6.3% 6.0% 5.7% 5.1%
Baltimore City 11.2% 10.6% 10.2% 9.7% 8.5%
Baltimore County 8.3% 7.7% 7.4% 6.9% 6.1%
Calvert County 6.9% 6.5% 6.3% 6.0% 5.3%
Caroline County 9.2% 8.6% 7.7% 7.0% 6.3%
Carroll County 6.8% 6.1% 5.9% 5.5% 4.8%
Cecil County 9.5% 8.9% 8.3% 7.7% 6.6%
Charles County 6.9% 6.7% 6.7% 6.5% 5.7%
Dorchester County 11.4% 11.1% 10.8% 9.8% 8.4%
Frederick County 6.9% 6.4% 6.1% 5.8% 5.1%
Garrett County 8.9% 8.4% 8.3% 8.1% 7.1%
Harford County 7.8% 7.2% 6.9% 6.5% 5.7%
Howard County 5.6% 5.2% 5.0% 4.8% 4.3%
Kent County 8.8% 8.1% 7.6% 7.2% 6.4%
Montgomery County 5.6% 5.3% 5.2% 5.0% 4.4%
Prince George's County 7.5% 7.5% 7.3% 6.9% 6.1%
Queen Anne's County 7.3% 6.8% 6.3% 5.9% 5.1%
St. Mary's County 6.5% 6.3% 6.2% 6.0% 5.4%
Somerset County 11.9% 11.7% 11.3% 10.7% 9.4%
Talbot County 8.0% 7.4% 7.2% 6.4% 5.5%
Washington County 9.6% 8.8% 7.8% 7.4% 6.5%
Wicomico County 9.7% 9.8% 9.4% 8.7% 7.7%
Worcester County 13.3% 13.7% 12.9% 12.6% 11.5%

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Maryland 4.1% 3.9% 3.5% 4.2% 7.0%
Allegany County 6.1% 5.6% 5.1% 5.7% 8.5%
Anne Arundel County 3.5% 3.3% 3.0% 3.7% 6.4%
Baltimore City 6.9% 6.4% 5.5% 6.5% 10.2%
Baltimore County 4.3% 3.9% 3.5% 4.4% 7.4%
Calvert County 3.4% 3.1% 2.8% 3.4% 5.9%
Caroline County 4.4% 4.4% 4.1% 5.3% 9.0%
Carroll County 3.3% 3.2% 2.9% 3.7% 6.4%
Cecil County 4.6% 4.4% 3.8% 5.1% 9.1%
Charles County 3.4% 3.2% 2.9% 3.6% 5.9%
Dorchester County 5.4% 5.7% 5.8% 6.7% 10.7%
Frederick County 3.1% 3.1% 2.9% 3.6% 6.3%
Garrett County 4.8% 4.8% 4.4% 4.8% 7.8%
Harford County 3.9% 3.6% 3.3% 4.1% 7.1%
Howard County 3.1% 2.9% 2.5% 3.1% 5.2%
Kent County 4.2% 3.9% 3.5% 4.8% 7.6%
Montgomery County 3.1% 2.9% 2.6% 3.2% 5.3%
Prince George's County 4.5% 4.2% 3.6% 4.3% 6.9%
Queen Anne's County 3.5% 3.4% 3.1% 4.0% 6.7%
St. Mary's County 3.5% 3.4% 2.9% 3.6% 5.6%
Somerset County 6.0% 5.5% 5.3% 6.4% 9.5%
Talbot County 3.9% 3.6% 3.4% 4.2% 7.2%
Washington County 4.4% 4.5% 4.3% 5.5% 9.7%
Wicomico County 4.2% 4.1% 3.9% 5.2% 8.3%
Worcester County 6.6% 6.0% 5.8% 7.2% 10.9%

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Maryland 3.6% 4.0% 4.4% 4.4% 4.3%
Allegany County 5.9% 6.3% 6.2% 6.0% 6.1%
Anne Arundel County 3.0% 3.4% 3.9% 3.8% 3.7%
Baltimore City 5.9% 6.6% 7.1% 7.3% 7.2%
Baltimore County 3.7% 4.1% 4.6% 4.7% 4.4%
Calvert County 3.0% 3.2% 3.5% 3.5% 3.4%
Caroline County 3.6% 4.6% 4.6% 5.1% 4.7%
Carroll County 3.0% 3.2% 3.6% 3.6% 3.5%
Cecil County 3.5% 3.9% 4.5% 5.1% 4.4%
Charles County 3.0% 3.2% 3.5% 3.4% 3.4%
Dorchester County 5.1% 6.3% 6.5% 6.8% 5.8%
Frederick County 2.7% 3.1% 3.4% 3.5% 3.3%
Garrett County 5.2% 5.3% 5.4% 5.2% 4.9%
Harford County 3.3% 3.7% 4.2% 4.3% 4.0%
Howard County 2.5% 3.0% 3.4% 3.3% 3.2%
Kent County 3.9% 4.1% 4.4% 4.9% 4.3%
Montgomery County 2.6% 3.1% 3.5% 3.3% 3.2%
Prince George's County 3.7% 4.2% 4.8% 4.7% 4.5%
Queen Anne's County 3.1% 3.4% 3.6% 3.8% 3.6%
St. Mary's County 3.3% 3.3% 3.6% 3.5% 3.4%
Somerset County 6.3% 6.7% 6.7% 6.5% 6.5%
Talbot County 3.4% 3.5% 3.8% 4.3% 4.1%
Washington County 3.7% 4.4% 4.9% 4.9% 4.5%
Wicomico County 4.2% 4.7% 4.8% 4.8% 4.4%
Worcester County 6.2% 6.5% 6.3% 6.5% 6.8%

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Maryland 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 4.4% 3.6%
Allegany County 9.3% 9.0% 9.7% 8.7% 7.2%
Anne Arundel County 4.0% 4.1% 3.8% 3.4% 2.8%
Baltimore City 8.3% 8.5% 9.4% 8.9% 7.4%
Baltimore County 5.3% 5.3% 5.1% 4.6% 3.8%
Calvert County 4.0% 4.1% 3.6% 3.5% 2.6%
Caroline County 5.4% 6.0% 5.1% 4.3% 3.3%
Carroll County 4.1% 4.2% 3.8% 3.1% 2.5%
Cecil County 7.9% 10.1% 7.7% 6.6% 4.6%
Charles County 3.8% 3.6% 3.9% 3.1% 2.5%
Dorchester County 9.8% 10.9% 10.4% 9.5% 7.4%
Frederick County 4.0% 3.5% 3.7% 2.8% 2.2%
Garrett County 10.4% 10.9% 13.5% 10.6% 8.6%
Harford County 5.6% 5.4% 5.0% 4.4% 3.2%
Howard County 3.3% 3.1% 2.8% 2.4% 1.8%
Kent County 6.6% 8.2% 7.0% 5.9% 3.8%
Montgomery County 2.9% 2.7% 2.5% 2.3% 1.9%
Prince George's County 4.7% 4.9% 4.9% 4.3% 3.5%
Queen Anne's County 4.5% 4.6% 4.0% 3.7% 2.9%
St. Mary's County 4.9% 4.7% 4.3% 3.8% 3.2%
Somerset County 10.7% 10.2% 9.5% 9.2% 7.7%
Talbot County 3.5% 4.1% 4.2% 3.8% 2.9%
Washington County 6.1% 5.3% 4.8% 4.2% 3.4%
Wicomico County 5.9% 6.1% 6.1% 5.3% 4.7%
Worcester County 9.5% 9.9% 10.7% 10.0% 9.0%

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Maryland 4.5% 6.1% 6.8% 6.2% 5.3%
Allegany County 11.0% 12.3% 13.5% 11.6% 9.9%
Anne Arundel County 3.3% 5.1% 5.8% 5.4% 4.3%
Baltimore City 7.7% 10.2% 11.1% 10.4% 9.1%
Baltimore County 4.6% 6.3% 7.2% 6.7% 5.6%
Calvert County 3.5% 6.1% 5.9% 4.7% 3.7%
Caroline County 4.3% 7.3% 8.4% 7.8% 5.0%
Carroll County 3.6% 5.7% 6.0% 5.3% 4.3%
Cecil County 9.9% 11.8% 10.8% 8.5% 7.9%
Charles County 2.8% 4.5% 5.6% 4.5% 3.6%
Dorchester County 7.3% 9.7% 12.8% 10.4% 9.1%
Frederick County 4.0% 5.6% 5.6% 4.6% 4.0%
Garrett County 9.4% 12.5% 13.6% 12.8% 11.1%
Harford County 4.4% 6.1% 7.2% 6.3% 5.9%
Howard County 2.5% 3.8% 4.3% 3.9% 3.6%
Kent County 5.6% 7.2% 8.2% 7.1% 5.8%
Montgomery County 2.4% 3.3% 3.7% 3.5% 3.0%
Prince George's County 3.5% 5.0% 5.8% 5.4% 4.6%
Queen Anne's County 3.4% 5.5% 6.7% 5.6% 4.9%
St. Mary's County 4.2% 5.6% 6.7% 5.7% 4.8%
Somerset County 14.9% 13.0% 12.3% 12.0% 11.5%
Talbot County 2.9% 4.7% 5.3% 4.1% 3.5%
Washington County 6.7% 8.8% 9.4% 8.6% 6.9%
Wicomico County 6.7% 7.7% 8.9% 6.9% 6.6%
Worcester County 8.2% 9.9% 11.7% 11.0% 9.6%

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Maryland 4.6% 4.6% 4.4% 4.3% 3.8%

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Maryland 6.6% 7.3% 8.3% 7.0% 5.4%

1978 1979
Maryland 5.5% 5.8%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor:
Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
Local Area Unemployment Statistics
Local Area Unemployment Statistics Map

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