Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth
There were 1,423,400 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,465,428 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 7,200 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,762 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 1,433,100. Since then 9,700 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,235,100 in April 2020, Baltimore has gained 188,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,525,163 for Baltimore in January 2020. 59,735 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,351,654, Baltimore has added 113,774 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Baltimore, Maryland Employment History