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Maryland Unemployment Rates Information

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Unemployment Rates In Maryland

The unemployment rate in Maryland is 5.8 as of January 2014. In contrast, the national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

Unemployment rates in the state have decreased steadily month after month since August of the previous year (2013).

Fluctuation of unemployment rates through the last years:

  • August 2013: 6.6 percent
  • September 2013: 6.5 percent
  • October 2013: 6.4 percent
  • November 2013: 6.2 percent
  • December 2013: 6.1 percent
  • January 2013: 5.8 percent

*Data in percent, seasonally adjusted.

The civilian labor force in Maryland is currently 3,109.3 with 2,927.6 employment and 181.7 of unemployment. The labor force has remained somewhat stable throughout the last years. Check the data provided below:

  • August 2013: 3,123.4
  • September 2013: 3,118.3
  • October 2013: 3,113.9
  • November 2013: 3,109.8
  • December 2013: 3,107.0
  • January 2013: 3,109.3

*Number of individuals in thousands, seasonally adjusted, preliminary data.

In terms of employment areas, these are the latest statistics regarding nonfarm wage and salary employment (January 2014):

  • Total Nonfarm: 2,599.5 with 0.3 12-month percent change.
  • Mining and Logging: 152.5 with 4.2 12-month percent change.
  • Manufacturing: 104.4 with -2.6 12-month percent change.
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities: 447.6 with -0.8 12-month percent change.
  • Information: 37.5 with -7.2 12-month percent change.
  • Financial Activities: 145.6 with 0.6 12-month percent change.
  • Professional and Business Services: 419.3 with 0.8 12-month percent change.
  • Education and Health Services: 422.6 with 1.2 12-month percent change.
  • Leisure and Hospitality: 257.1 with 2.1 12-month percent change.
  • Other Services: 110.5 with -0.4 12-month percent change.
  • Government: 502.4 with -0.5 12-month percent change.

To see more information per industry in previous years, visit: http://www.bls.gov/.

If you have any questions, contact:

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics, by visiting: http://www.bls.gov/.
  • The United States Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365), available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST).
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: 410-230-6001