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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
CES 1,347,600 -1,300 -85,500
CPS 1,366,424 +3,407 -113,875

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,347,600 -1,300 1,366,424 3,407
January 2021 1,348,900 -300 1,363,017 -10,342
December 2020 1,349,200 1,200 1,373,359 10,880
November 2020 1,348,000 8,500 1,362,479 14,164
October 2020 1,339,500 17,100 1,348,315 27,888
September 2020 1,322,400 16,700 1,320,427 -77,278
August 2020 1,305,700 2,800 1,397,705 1,364
July 2020 1,302,900 22,900 1,396,341 21,209
June 2020 1,280,000 33,900 1,375,132 76,618
May 2020 1,246,100 14,700 1,298,514 20,630
April 2020 1,231,400 -186,400 1,277,884 -193,785
March 2020 1,417,800 -15,300 1,471,669 -8,630