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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Job Growth

There were 1,428,500 jobs in Baltimore, Maryland in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,447,880 employed persons for the month. Baltimore added 500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,012 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baltimore job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,428,500 +500 +14,600
CPS 1,447,880 +3,012 +4,779

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 2019 is at a new high of 1,428,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,451,489 for Baltimore in June 2018. 3,609 jobs have been lost in Baltimore since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 1,440,709, Baltimore has added 7,171 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 1,428,500 500 1,447,880 3,012
January 2019 1,428,000 2,100 1,444,868 -5,391
December 2018 1,425,900 2,800 1,450,259 2,296
November 2018 1,423,100 4,900 1,447,963 4,623
October 2018 1,418,200 7,700 1,443,340 2,631
September 2018 1,410,500 -1,600 1,440,709 -4,878
August 2018 1,412,100 -1,100 1,445,587 -3,039
July 2018 1,413,200 -2,800 1,448,626 -2,863
June 2018 1,416,000 1,900 1,451,489 5,265
May 2018 1,414,100 500 1,446,224 2,758
April 2018 1,413,600 0 1,443,466 -1,949
March 2018 1,413,600 -300 1,445,415 2,314