© 2021 WYPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

What Is Driving Maryland's Unemployment Rate Higher Than The National Average?

8214124711_a9f6738627_z.jpg
Kate Hiscock / Flickr / Creative Commons
/

More than 200,000 people in Maryland are unemployed, according to a preliminary estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor. Maryland’s unemployment rate, at an estimated 6.4 percent, is higher than the national average, and the highest it’s been since October of last year. Here to help us understand what to make of Maryland’s job numbers is DaraiusIrani, Chief Economist at the Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.