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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,380,500 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,393,621 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 2,800 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 324 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,380,500 +2,800 +32,500
CPS 1,393,621 +324 +30,806

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 54,100 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,231,400 in April 2020, Baltimore has gained 149,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,495,458 for Baltimore in February 2020. 101,837 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 86,143 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,380,500 2,800 1,393,621 324
October 2021 1,377,700 10,300 1,393,297 -1,300
September 2021 1,367,400 -3,400 1,394,597 -2,472
August 2021 1,370,800 6,600 1,397,069 545
July 2021 1,364,200 9,700 1,396,524 19,260
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