Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,748,200 jobs in Maryland in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,111,050 employed persons for the month. Maryland lost 4,100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,092 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,748,200 -4,100 +2,400
CPS 3,111,050 +9,092 +39,765

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 2019 for Maryland at 2,764,300. Since then 16,100 jobs have been lost in Maryland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Maryland for July 2019 is at a new high of 3,111,050.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 2,748,200 -4,100 3,111,050 9,092
June 2019 2,752,300 -5,300 3,101,958 7,574
May 2019 2,757,600 -3,300 3,094,384 4,657
April 2019 2,760,900 0 3,089,727 2,994
March 2019 2,760,900 2,300 3,086,733 3,377
February 2019 2,758,600 -5,700 3,083,356 4,313
January 2019 2,764,300 4,600 3,079,043 3,381
December 2018 2,759,700 5,600 3,075,662 120
November 2018 2,754,100 7,900 3,075,542 572
October 2018 2,746,200 4,300 3,074,970 1,574
September 2018 2,741,900 -3,700 3,073,396 1,489
August 2018 2,745,600 -200 3,071,907 622