Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.7% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 7,000 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Salisbury, MD-DE market rose by 7,504 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 4.7%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Salisbury, MD-DE unemployment rate is 86 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 110 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in June versus prior month by 4.6% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Salisbury, MD-DE Unemployment June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 5.6% . Key sectors include:

  • Restaurants & Hotels: 35,000; +7,000
  • Transportation & Utilities: 33,300; +800
  • Education & Healthcare: 26,600; +400
  • Government: 24,700; -500
  • Business Services: 17,700; +1,200
  • Manufacturing: 13,700; +200
  • Construction, Mining: 10,000; no change
  • Financial Services: 6,800; +100
  • Other Jobs: 5,800; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,200; no change
Salisbury, MD-DE Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.