Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.2% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 4,200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Salisbury, MD-DE market rose by 4,100 jobs in May and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 4.2%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Salisbury, MD-DE unemployment rate is 82 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 120 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May 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 May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 2.2% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 32,300; -300
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 27,900; +4,200
  • Education & Healthcare: 26,200; +300
  • Government: 24,800; -200
  • Business Services: 16,400; -300
  • Manufacturing: 13,500; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 10,000; -100
  • Financial Services: 6,700; no change
  • Other Jobs: 5,700; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,200; no change
Salisbury, MD-DE Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.