In Washington County, 6,295 members of the labor force were without jobs in February, the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation website said. The labor force consisted of 68,634 people.
It was exceeded by Cecil County at 9.3 percent; Caroline County, 9.4 percent; Wicomico County, 9.7 percent; Baltimore City, 10.3 percent; Dorchester County, 11.9 percent; Somerset County, 11.9 percent, and Worcester County, 16.8 percent.
February’s unemployment rate in Washington County was above the state and national averages, according to state labor statistics.
The unemployment rate in Maryland was 7.1 percent in February, compared with 7 percent in January.
The national unemployment rate in February was 8.3 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.