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Maryland Unemployment Rate Trends Slightly Upward

November 21st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s unemployment rate rose slightly, from 7.6% in September to 7.8% in October. Maryland did gain or regain 10,200 jobs, a month-over-month job growth rate of 0.4%.  Unemployment rates in October were lower in 37 states, higher in eight and unchanged in five.


Hawaii had the highest unemployment rate in October, at 14.3%, followed by Nevada, at 12.05%. Nebraska had the lowest state unemployment rate in October, at 3.0%, followed by Vermont at 3.2%.