Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth
There were 1,347,600 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,366,424 employed persons for the month. Baltimore lost 1,300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,407 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.
|Employment Survey||February 2021||Month/Month||Year/Year|
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 87,000 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,231,400 in April 2020, Baltimore has gained 116,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,480,299 for Baltimore in February 2020. 113,875 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 88,540 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Baltimore, Maryland Employment History