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Monthly/Annual Employment & Unemployment Rates 

Maryland has a civilian labor force of approximately three million.  The unemployment rate consistently remains below the national average.  The tables below provide seasonally adjusted monthly data.

Civilian Labor Force, Employment & Unemployment by Place of Residence     Maryland – 2014 Monthly – Seasonally Adjusted

Month

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployment

Rate

January

3,109,348

2,927,735

181,613

5.8%

February

3,109,221

2,933,427

175,794

 5.7%

March

 

April

 

May

 

June

 

July

 

August

 

September

 

October

 

November

 

December

 


Note: Data are seasonally adjusted.  Data for the latest month is preliminary and subject to revision
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Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Office of Workforce Information and Performance.

Civilian Labor Force, Employment & Unemployment by Place of Residence     Maryland – 2013 Monthly – Seasonally Adjusted

Month

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployment

Rate

January

3,141,368

2,927,444

213,924

6.8%

February

3,141,186

2,928,690

212,496

6.8%

March

3,140,441

2,929,100

211,341

6.7%

April

3,139,079

2,928,528

210,551

6.7%

May

3,136,530

2,925,976

210,554

6.7%

June

3,132,832

2,922,014

210,818

6.7%

July

3,128,318

2,918,215

210,103

6.7%

August

3,123,364

2,916,002

207,362

6.6%

September

3,118,343

2,915,460

202,883

6.5%

October

3,113,940

2,916,090

197,850

6.4%

November

3,109,789

2,917,112

192,677

6.2%

December

3,107,008

2,919,013

187,995

6.1%


Note: Data are seasonally adjusted.  Data have been revised to the 2013 benchmark from the Current Population Survey. Published March 2014.

Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Office of Workforce Information and Performance.

Unemployment in the state tends to be highest in the more rural counties of the Eastern Shore and Western Maryland, as well as Baltimore City.  Counties in the highly developed corridor between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. typically experience the lowest rates.

Civilian Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment in Maryland, by Place of Residence – 2012 Annual Average

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployment

Rate

MARYLAND

3,122,629

2,909,571

213,058

6.8%

Greater Baltimore

1,445,964

1,341,509

104,455

7.2%

Anne Arundel County

305,158

286,493

18,665

6.1%

Baltimore City

279,416

250,818

28,598

10.2%

Baltimore County

452,683

419,821

32,862

7.3%

Carroll County

95,491

89,547

5,944

6.2%

Harford County

139,513

129,802

9,711

7.0%

Howard County

173,703

165,028

8,675

5.0%

Capital Region

1,132,380

1,065,405

66,975

5.9%

Frederick County

129,052

121,515

7,537

5.8%

Montgomery County

534,178

506,730

27,448

5.1%

Prince George's County

469,150

437,160

31,990

6.8%

Eastern Shore

234,381

213,989

20,392

8.7%

Caroline County

16,491

15,103

1,388

8.4%

Cecil County

51,078

46,810

4,268

8.4%

Dorchester County

16,945

15,166

1,779

10.5%

Kent County

10,886

10,074

812

7.5%

Queen Anne's County

27,728

26,005

1,723

6.2%

Somerset County

10,914

9,789

1,125

10.3%

Talbot County

18,886

17,458

1,428

7.6%

Wicomico County

53,135

48,563

4,572

8.6%

Worcester County

28,318

25,021

3,297

11.6%

Southern Maryland

185,087

174,172

10,915

5.9%

Calvert County

48,093

45,332

2,761

5.7%

Charles County

80,600

75,793

4,807

6.0%

St. Mary's County

56,394

53,047

3,347

5.9%

Western Maryland

124,818

114,497

10,321

8.3%

Allegany County

36,537

33,529

3,008

8.2%

Garrett County

17,085

15,801

1,284

7.5%

Washington County

71,196

65,167

6,029

8.5%


Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.
Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Office of Workforce Information and Performance.

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