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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,408,500 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,443,036 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 1,900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,960 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,408,500 +1,900 +13,600
CPS 1,443,036 +5,960 +10,466

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 1,408,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,456,643 for Baltimore in September 2017. 13,607 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 1,437,076, Baltimore has added 5,960 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,408,500 1,900 1,443,036 5,960
January 2018 1,406,600 6,300 1,437,076 -473
December 2017 1,400,300 -5,900 1,437,549 -8,592
November 2017 1,406,200 3,500 1,446,141 -5,714
October 2017 1,402,700 600 1,451,855 -4,788
September 2017 1,402,100 0 1,456,643 290
August 2017 1,402,100 300 1,456,353 3,335
July 2017 1,401,800 2,900 1,453,018 10,045
June 2017 1,398,900 3,300 1,442,973 7,673
May 2017 1,395,600 1,600 1,435,300 -2,764
April 2017 1,394,000 -600 1,438,064 -22
March 2017 1,394,600 -300 1,438,086 5,516