Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.9% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which lost 5,900 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Salisbury, MD-DE market declined by 6,245 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 3.9%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Salisbury, MD-DE unemployment rate is 58 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 September versus prior month by 4.6% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Salisbury, MD-DE Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -3.6%. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 32,000; -1,100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 30,600; -5,900
  • Education & Healthcare: 26,200; -300
  • Government: 25,000; +2,300
  • Business Services: 17,000; -700
  • Manufacturing: 13,600; -100
  • Construction, Mining: 10,100; -100
  • Financial Services: 6,700; -100
  • Other Jobs: 5,500; -300
Salisbury, MD-DE Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.