Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,703,200 jobs in Maryland in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,049,892 employed persons for the month. Maryland added 3,900 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,523 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,703,200 +3,900 +82,100
CPS 3,049,892 +14,523 +82,089

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 February 2020 for Maryland at 2,782,000. Since then 78,800 jobs have been lost in Maryland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,379,200 in April 2020, Maryland has gained 324,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maryland reached a maximum of 3,239,835 in December 2019. 189,943 jobs have been lost in Maryland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,900,236, Maryland has added 149,656 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 2,703,200 3,900 3,049,892 14,523
February 2022 2,699,300 14,400 3,035,369 10,020
January 2022 2,684,900 -6,000 3,025,349 10,078
December 2021 2,690,900 5,900 3,015,271 -745
November 2021 2,685,000 10,300 3,016,016 1,374
October 2021 2,674,700 19,000 3,014,642 8,049
September 2021 2,655,700 -8,700 3,006,593 7,025
August 2021 2,664,400 13,700 2,999,568 7,832
July 2021 2,650,700 21,700 2,991,736 5,179
June 2021 2,629,000 -5,900 2,986,557 5,096
May 2021 2,634,900 9,400 2,981,461 6,987
April 2021 2,625,500 4,400 2,974,474 6,671