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Employment

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

3,109,151

2,933,498

175,653

5.6%

March

3,108,307

2,934,224

174,083

 5.6% 

April

3,110,695

2,938,947

171,748

 5.5%

May

 

June

 

July

 

August

 

September

 

October

 

November

 

December

 


Note: Data are seasonally adjusted.  Data for the latest month is preliminary and subject to revision
.

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 – 2013 Annual Average

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployment

Rate

MARYLAND

3,127,676

2,921,931

205,745

6.6%

Greater Baltimore

1,448,320

1,349,104

99,216

6.9%

Anne Arundel County

306,788

288,652

18,136

5.9%

Baltimore City

277,340

250,660

26,680

9.6%

Baltimore County

453,280

422,190

31,090

6.9%

Carroll County

94,603

89,186

5,417

5.7%

Harford County

139,647

130,454

9,193

6.6%

Howard County

176,662

167,962

8,700

4.9%

Capital Region

1,135,779

1,069,050

66,729

5.9%

Frederick County

128,836

121,494

7,342

5.7%

Montgomery County

535,271

508,190

27,081

5.1%

Prince George's County

471,672

439,366

32,306

6.8%

Eastern Shore

233,843

214,813

19,030

8.1%

Caroline County

16,933

15,668

1,265

7.5%

Cecil County

51,202

47,269

3,933

7.7%

Dorchester County

16,401

14,803

1,598

9.7%

Kent County

10,753

9,988

765

7.1%

Queen Anne's County

27,677

26,040

1,637

5.9%

Somerset County

10,661

9,605

1,056

9.9%

Talbot County

18,714

17,435

1,279

6.8%

Wicomico County

52,799

48,510

4,289

8.1%

Worcester County

28,703

25,495

3,208

11.2%

Southern Maryland

185,326

174,325

11,001

5.9%

Calvert County

47,951

45,237

2,714

5.7%

Charles County

81,059

76,058

5,001

6.2%

St. Mary's County

56,316

53,030

3,286

5.8%

Western Maryland

124,407

114,639

9,768

7.9%

Allegany County

36,090

33,257

2,833

7.8%

Garrett County

17,065

15,825

1,240

7.3%

Washington County

71,252

65,557

5,695

8.0%


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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