Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,645,100 jobs in Maryland in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,932,231 employed persons for the month. Maryland added 11,500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,615 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,645,100 +11,500 +236,700
CPS 2,932,231 +8,615 +77,757

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 peaked in January 2020 for Maryland at 2,779,700. Since then 134,600 jobs have been lost in Maryland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,379,000 in April 2020, Maryland has gained 266,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maryland reached a maximum of 3,187,889 in December 2019. 255,658 jobs have been lost in Maryland since then according to the household survey. From a September 2020 low of 2,800,001, Maryland has added 132,230 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 2,645,100 11,500 2,932,231 8,615
April 2021 2,633,600 5,800 2,923,616 6,890
March 2021 2,627,800 12,800 2,916,726 7,161
February 2021 2,615,000 1,200 2,909,565 2,045
January 2021 2,613,800 9,900 2,907,520 7,135
December 2020 2,603,900 1,200 2,900,385 -1,574
November 2020 2,602,700 16,200 2,901,959 -1,280
October 2020 2,586,500 22,600 2,903,239 103,238
September 2020 2,563,900 21,100 2,800,001 -90,447
August 2020 2,542,800 15,700 2,890,448 12,509
July 2020 2,527,100 70,600 2,877,939 -79,599
June 2020 2,456,500 48,100 2,957,538 103,064