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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,403,400 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,434,619 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 1,500 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,445 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,403,400 +1,500 +9,200
CPS 1,434,619 -3,445 +19,872

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 January 2017 at 1,408,800. Since then 5,400 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,401,900 in April 2017, Baltimore has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,438,086 for Baltimore in March 2017. 3,467 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 1,403,400 1,500 1,434,619 -3,445
April 2017 1,401,900 -6,400 1,438,064 -22
March 2017 1,408,300 2,600 1,438,086 5,516
February 2017 1,405,700 -3,100 1,432,570 2,773
January 2017 1,408,800 6,000 1,429,797 3,645
December 2016 1,402,800 400 1,426,152 955
November 2016 1,402,400 2,500 1,425,197 1,351
October 2016 1,399,900 200 1,423,846 846
September 2016 1,399,700 1,100 1,423,000 573
August 2016 1,398,600 1,400 1,422,427 1,607
July 2016 1,397,200 3,600 1,420,820 2,971
June 2016 1,393,600 -600 1,417,849 3,102