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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,394,800 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,425,729 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 1,100 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,105 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,394,800 +1,100 +23,700
CPS 1,425,729 +5,105 +28,294

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Baltimore, Maryland Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Baltimore 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 for Baltimore, Maryland

CES employment for Baltimore peaked in June 2016 at 1,402,700. Since then 7,900 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,393,700 in October 2016, Baltimore has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2016 for Baltimore is at a new high of 1,425,729.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 1,394,800 1,100 1,425,729 5,105
October 2016 1,393,700 -4,900 1,420,624 4,276
September 2016 1,398,600 -1,200 1,416,348 548
August 2016 1,399,800 -600 1,415,800 -927
July 2016 1,400,400 -2,300 1,416,727 2,287
June 2016 1,402,700 10,700 1,414,440 7,053
May 2016 1,392,000 300 1,407,387 -1,486
April 2016 1,391,700 1,400 1,408,873 -2,189
March 2016 1,390,300 10,600 1,411,062 2,852
February 2016 1,379,700 3,800 1,408,210 5,273
January 2016 1,375,900 2,700 1,402,937 2,446
December 2015 1,373,200 2,100 1,400,491 3,056