Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,782,900 jobs in Maryland in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,119,180 employed persons for the month. Maryland added 5,400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 10,018 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,782,900 +5,400 +60,700
CPS 3,119,180 -10,018 +71,952

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 in November 2017 for Maryland is at a new high of 2,782,900.

CPS employment in Maryland reached a maximum of 3,129,511 in September 2017. 10,331 jobs have been lost in Maryland since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 2,782,900 5,400 3,119,180 -10,018
October 2017 2,777,500 -4,200 3,129,198 -313
September 2017 2,781,700 3,200 3,129,511 14,376
August 2017 2,778,500 14,400 3,115,135 7,295
July 2017 2,764,100 3,400 3,107,840 8,663
June 2017 2,760,700 16,600 3,099,177 5,182
May 2017 2,744,100 -1,500 3,093,995 2,994
April 2017 2,745,600 0 3,091,001 8,911
March 2017 2,745,600 -7,900 3,082,090 11,879
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