Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,613,100 jobs in Maryland in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,909,635 employed persons for the month. Maryland lost 700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,115 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,613,100 -700 -165,900
CPS 2,909,635 +2,115 -274,604

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 166,600 jobs have been lost in Maryland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,379,000 in April 2020, Maryland has gained 234,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maryland reached a maximum of 3,187,889 in December 2019. 278,254 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 109,634 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 2,613,100 -700 2,909,635 2,115
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
May 2020 2,408,400 29,400 2,854,474 5,638
April 2020 2,379,000 -370,700 2,848,836 -333,121
March 2020 2,749,700 -29,300 3,181,957 -2,282