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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,406,300 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,433,461 employed persons for the month. Baltimore lost 2,500 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,805 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,406,300 -2,500 +15,000
CPS 1,433,461 +1,805 +25,251

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 2,500 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Baltimore is at a new high of 1,433,461.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 1,406,300 -2,500 1,433,461 1,805
January 2017 1,408,800 6,000 1,431,656 223
December 2016 1,402,800 400 1,431,433 5,243
November 2016 1,402,400 2,500 1,426,190 5,566
October 2016 1,399,900 200 1,420,624 4,276
September 2016 1,399,700 1,100 1,416,348 548
August 2016 1,398,600 1,400 1,415,800 -927
July 2016 1,397,200 3,600 1,416,727 2,287
June 2016 1,393,600 -600 1,414,440 7,053
May 2016 1,394,200 0 1,407,387 -1,486
April 2016 1,394,200 1,500 1,408,873 -2,189
March 2016 1,392,700 1,400 1,411,062 2,852