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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,361,600 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,365,619 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 8,800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17,304 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,361,600 +8,800 -70,600
CPS 1,365,619 +17,304 -108,728

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 February 2020 at 1,444,200. Since then 82,600 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,227,700 in April 2020, Baltimore has gained 133,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,480,299 for Baltimore in February 2020. 114,680 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,277,884, Baltimore has added 87,735 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,361,600 8,800 1,365,619 17,304
October 2020 1,352,800 18,500 1,348,315 27,888
September 2020 1,334,300 100 1,320,427 -77,278
August 2020 1,334,200 6,500 1,397,705 1,364
July 2020 1,327,700 26,800 1,396,341 21,209
June 2020 1,300,900 45,500 1,375,132 76,618
May 2020 1,255,400 27,700 1,298,514 20,630
April 2020 1,227,700 -192,100 1,277,884 -193,785
March 2020 1,419,800 -24,400 1,471,669 -8,630
February 2020 1,444,200 1,700 1,480,299 3,286
January 2020 1,442,500 5,600 1,477,013 1,474
December 2019 1,436,900 4,700 1,475,539 1,192