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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,419,100 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,447,375 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 6,100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,480 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,419,100 +6,100 +16,700
CPS 1,447,375 -4,480 +22,178

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 in November 2017 is at a new high of 1,419,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,456,643 for Baltimore in September 2017. 9,268 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,419,100 6,100 1,447,375 -4,480
October 2017 1,413,000 100 1,451,855 -4,788
September 2017 1,412,900 -800 1,456,643 290
August 2017 1,413,700 4,000 1,456,353 3,335
July 2017 1,409,700 6,200 1,453,018 10,045
June 2017 1,403,500 -300 1,442,973 7,673
May 2017 1,403,800 1,900 1,435,300 -2,764
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