While the national unemployment rate continues its climb into the double digits, the situation here in Howard County is decidedly better. According to this news report in Gazette.Net, the Howard County unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% from 5.7% last month.
Though things are improving here in the middle, the bookends of the corridor show how uneven this recovery is so far. Though it has improved marginally, Baltimore City still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state at 11.1%. At the other end, Montgomery County has the lowest unemployment rate at 5.2%.