Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,746,300 jobs in Maryland in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,082,080 employed persons for the month. Maryland lost 7,200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,869 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,746,300 -7,200 +44,200
CPS 3,082,080 +11,869 +60,728

Maryland Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Maryland as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Maryland

CES employment peaked in February 2017 for Maryland at 2,753,500. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Maryland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Maryland for March 2017 is at a new high of 3,082,080.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 2,746,300 -7,200 3,082,080 11,869
February 2017 2,753,500 9,500 3,070,211 11,812
January 2017 2,744,000 13,200 3,058,399 8,876
December 2016 2,730,800 8,600 3,049,523 2,295
November 2016 2,722,200 400 3,047,228 2,981
October 2016 2,721,800 5,000 3,044,247 3,511
September 2016 2,716,800 2,100 3,040,736 3,927
August 2016 2,714,700 4,200 3,036,809 4,017
July 2016 2,710,500 9,200 3,032,792 3,764
June 2016 2,701,300 400 3,029,028 3,131
May 2016 2,700,900 -3,200 3,025,897 2,471
April 2016 2,704,100 2,000 3,023,426 2,074