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Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : April 2019 )

Maryland Employment Data

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 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  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.

 

Maryland Employment Data:

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Area, metro area was 3.4% in April 2019, 0.5% lower than last month, and lower by 0.4% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in April 2019 was lower by 0.2% than the U.S. rate of 3.6%, and lower by 0% than the Maryland state unemployment rate of 3.4%.

  • Total employment in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Area, metro area increased by 4.1% (16823 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 3.8% ( 1623271 less ) over the past year.

  • The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 1,499,499 persons.

  • The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    3.4%
    + 3.8%
    + 4.1%
    + 3.9%
    + 16823


    %96.59 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.