Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,615,100 jobs in Maryland in October 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,906,718 employed persons for the month. Maryland added 10,200 jobs in October 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 55,161 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,615,100 +10,200 -150,200
CPS 2,906,718 +55,161 -253,940

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 2,797,100. Since then 182,000 jobs have been lost in Maryland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,408,800 in April 2020, Maryland has gained 206,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maryland reached a maximum of 3,175,393 in March 2020. 268,675 jobs have been lost in Maryland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,796,592, Maryland has added 110,126 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2020

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2020 2,615,100 10,200 2,906,718 55,161
September 2020 2,604,900 19,400 2,851,557 -164,116
August 2020 2,585,500 17,700 3,015,673 26,990
July 2020 2,567,800 56,700 2,988,683 38,883
June 2020 2,511,100 73,900 2,949,800 144,889
May 2020 2,437,200 28,400 2,804,911 8,319
April 2020 2,408,800 -357,500 2,796,592 -378,801
March 2020 2,766,300 -30,800 3,175,393 2,510
February 2020 2,797,100 300 3,172,883 5,420
January 2020 2,796,800 12,600 3,167,463 7,098
December 2019 2,784,200 8,100 3,160,365 -571
November 2019 2,776,100 10,800 3,160,936 278