Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,727,700 jobs in Maryland in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,090,104 employed persons for the month. Maryland lost 3,200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 826 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,727,700 -3,200 +4,000
CPS 3,090,104 +826 +15,616

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 2018 for Maryland at 2,730,900. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Maryland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Maryland reached a maximum of 3,094,512 in August 2017. 4,408 jobs have been lost in Maryland since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 3,089,278, Maryland has added 826 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 2,727,700 -3,200 3,090,104 826
January 2018 2,730,900 14,800 3,089,278 -1,796
December 2017 2,716,100 -11,000 3,091,074 -408
November 2017 2,727,100 4,000 3,091,482 -1,352
October 2017 2,723,100 -4,300 3,092,834 -1,385
September 2017 2,727,400 -2,000 3,094,219 -293
August 2017 2,729,400 2,000 3,094,512 848
July 2017 2,727,400 900 3,093,664 2,719
June 2017 2,726,500 5,200 3,090,945 3,649
May 2017 2,721,300 1,200 3,087,296 4,029
April 2017 2,720,100 -2,200 3,083,267 4,201
March 2017 2,722,300 -1,400 3,079,066 4,578