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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,424,400 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,458,873 employed persons for the month. Baltimore lost 600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,454 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,424,400 -600 +11,200
CPS 1,458,873 +4,454 +21,458

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 April 2019 at 1,428,700. Since then 4,300 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Baltimore is at a new high of 1,458,873.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,424,400 -600 1,458,873 4,454
June 2019 1,425,000 -2,700 1,454,419 4,381
May 2019 1,427,700 -1,000 1,450,038 3,058
April 2019 1,428,700 2,600 1,446,980 2,315
March 2019 1,426,100 -1,900 1,444,665 2,779
February 2019 1,428,000 0 1,441,886 2,991
January 2019 1,428,000 2,100 1,438,895 -31
December 2018 1,425,900 2,800 1,438,926 874
November 2018 1,423,100 4,900 1,438,052 1,422
October 2018 1,418,200 7,700 1,436,630 3,026
September 2018 1,410,500 -1,600 1,433,604 4,481
August 2018 1,412,100 -1,100 1,429,123 -8,292