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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,232,400 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,253,008 employed persons for the month. Baltimore lost 187,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 218,661 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,232,400 -187,400 -193,400
CPS 1,253,008 -218,661 -208,848

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 February 2020 at 1,444,200. Since then 211,800 jobs have been lost in Baltimore according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,480,299 for Baltimore in February 2020. 227,291 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 1,232,400 -187,400 1,253,008 -218,661
March 2020 1,419,800 -24,400 1,471,669 -8,630
February 2020 1,444,200 1,700 1,480,299 3,286
January 2020 1,442,500 5,600 1,477,013 1,474
December 2019 1,436,900 4,700 1,475,539 1,192
November 2019 1,432,200 6,100 1,474,347 1,459
October 2019 1,426,100 6,800 1,472,888 1,489
September 2019 1,419,300 -4,300 1,471,399 1,596
August 2019 1,423,600 -300 1,469,803 1,844
July 2019 1,423,900 -1,100 1,467,959 1,933
June 2019 1,425,000 -1,100 1,466,026 2,078
May 2019 1,426,100 300 1,463,948 2,092