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State of Maryland Demographics
Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Maryland is one of the smallest states in terms of area, but one of the most densely populated, along with the highest median household income. Skilled occupations related to health care and technology fields are highly demanded by employers. From 2012 to 2022 it is projected that total employment will increase by 6.1 percent, with the largest growth projected to occur in professional, scientific, and technical services. (Source: Office of Workforce Information and Performance, State of Maryland)
The latest employment scorecard for the State of Maryland for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Maryland’s labor force grew at a healthy 2.24 percent pace, and the labor force participation rate increased 1.2 percent to a very good 68.3 percent. Similarly, the unemployment rate declined a further 0.3 percent to only 3.9 percent, rounding out a positive looking employment scorecard. You can view what jobs are available in Maryland, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.
View more Maryland demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Maryland below. More employment information for the State of Maryland and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.
Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by healthcare and social assistance; retail trade; professional and technical services; and accommodation and food services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)
Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)
9.22% increase since 2000 census.
Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Maryland
Directory of Counties in Maryland
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