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Wicomico Jobless Rate Drops to 4%

Don Rush

The unemployment rate in Wicomico County is 4 percent the lowest in the last 12 years.

Dave Ryan executive director of Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development told WBOC that actual employment grew by 1.6 percent.

He said that’s the fastest rate in the last five years.

Ryan noted that the region has been lagging behind recovery from the Great Recession with the national jobless rate at 3.5 percent.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in in Worcester and Somerset counties came in at 5.3 percent.

In Talbot County the jobless rate was 2.8 percent while Queen Anne’s County saw 2.7 percent.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.