Somerset County, MD monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Somerset County, MD monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Somerset County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Somerset County had a 2.9% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.5 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Maryland reported a 2.4% unemployment rate in May, which is the ninth lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Salisbury, MD metropolitan area was 3.4%, which is 0.5 percentage points higher than Somerset County. Salisbury has the 277th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Maryland
#1. Worcester County: 3.1%
#2. Somerset County: 2.9%
#3. Allegany County: 2.4%
#3. Wicomico County: 2.4%
#5. Dorchester County: 2.1%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Maryland
#1. Carroll County: 1.4%
#1. Howard County: 1.4%
#3. Queen Anne's County: 1.5%
#4. Anne Arundel County: 1.6%
#4. Calvert County: 1.6%

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