Department of Numbers

Maryland Job Growth

There were 2,767,000 jobs in Maryland in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,101,719 employed persons for the month. Maryland added 4,900 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,622 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maryland job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,767,000 +4,900 +50,900
CPS 3,101,719 +3,622 +10,645

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 in December 2018 for Maryland is at a new high of 2,767,000.

CPS employment in Maryland for December 2018 is at a new high of 3,101,719.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 2,767,000 4,900 3,101,719 3,622
November 2018 2,762,100 6,200 3,098,097 2,169
October 2018 2,755,900 5,000 3,095,928 941
September 2018 2,750,900 -500 3,094,987 -2,658
August 2018 2,751,400 6,300 3,097,645 544
July 2018 2,745,100 6,500 3,097,101 1,784
June 2018 2,738,600 1,200 3,095,317 2,859
May 2018 2,737,400 8,000 3,092,458 1,364
April 2018 2,729,400 -4,200 3,091,094 442
March 2018 2,733,600 3,700 3,090,652 360
February 2018 2,729,900 -1,000 3,090,292 1,014
January 2018 2,730,900 14,800 3,089,278 -1,796