Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,734,800 jobs in Maryland in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,067,845 employed persons for the month. Maryland added 1,400 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,881 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,734,800 +1,400 +49,800
CPS 3,067,845 -7,881 +51,829

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 47,200 jobs have been lost in Maryland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,379,200 in April 2020, Maryland has gained 355,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maryland reached a maximum of 3,239,835 in December 2019. 171,990 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 167,609 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 2,734,800 1,400 3,067,845 -7,881
October 2022 2,733,400 -10,700 3,075,726 -7,957
September 2022 2,744,100 5,200 3,083,683 -4,477
August 2022 2,738,900 7,600 3,088,160 120
July 2022 2,731,300 14,000 3,088,040 2,704
June 2022 2,717,300 2,900 3,085,336 9,802
May 2022 2,714,400 11,500 3,075,534 12,107
April 2022 2,702,900 -900 3,063,427 13,539
March 2022 2,703,800 4,500 3,049,888 14,519
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