Maryland Employment Analysis

( Data Date : May 2018 )

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 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.

Maryland employment

Maryland Employment Data:

Maryland Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, maryland unemployment rate in May 2018 was lower by 0.1% than the U.S. rate of 4.0%.

  • 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.