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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,417,200 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,447,102 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 4,600 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,420 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,417,200 +4,600 +41,600
CPS 1,447,102 +1,420 +42,826

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 December 2019 at 1,435,200. Since then 18,000 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,234,700 in April 2020, Baltimore has gained 182,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,516,286 for Baltimore in November 2019. 69,184 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,340,414, Baltimore has added 106,688 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 1,417,200 4,600 1,447,102 1,420
June 2022 1,412,600 3,900 1,445,682 2,897
May 2022 1,408,700 3,800 1,442,785 2,485
April 2022 1,404,900 2,200 1,440,300 5,569
March 2022 1,402,700 -2,300 1,434,731 5,689
February 2022 1,405,000 12,000 1,429,042 5,599
January 2022 1,393,000 4,100 1,423,443 5,471
December 2021 1,388,900 4,400 1,417,972 -94
November 2021 1,384,500 5,000 1,418,066 1,535
October 2021 1,379,500 12,800 1,416,531 4,381
September 2021 1,366,700 -11,600 1,412,150 4,541
August 2021 1,378,300 2,700 1,407,609 3,333