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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,357,400 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,394,225 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 2,900 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 16,961 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,357,400 +2,900 +54,500
CPS 1,394,225 +16,961 +49,581

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Baltimore, Maryland Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Baltimore 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 for Baltimore, Maryland

CES employment for Baltimore peaked in January 2020 at 1,434,600. Since then 77,200 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,231,400 in April 2020, Baltimore has gained 126,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,495,458 for Baltimore in February 2020. 101,233 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey. From a September 2020 low of 1,307,478, Baltimore has added 86,747 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 1,357,400 2,900 1,394,225 16,961
June 2021 1,354,500 1,900 1,377,264 1,688
May 2021 1,352,600 -400 1,375,576 1,926
April 2021 1,353,000 3,000 1,373,650 2,577
March 2021 1,350,000 3,000 1,371,073 2,755
February 2021 1,347,000 -1,900 1,368,318 2,642
January 2021 1,348,900 -300 1,365,676 3,266
December 2020 1,349,200 1,200 1,362,410 -405
November 2020 1,348,000 8,500 1,362,815 449
October 2020 1,339,500 17,100 1,362,366 54,888
September 2020 1,322,400 16,700 1,307,478 -44,790
August 2020 1,305,700 2,800 1,352,268 7,624