Monthly jobs overview


The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases new jobs information several times a month, first offering national data before releasing state and then local data. Below is an overview of a few select data sets ranging from Baltimore numbers to national.

Job Numbers
Unemployment Charts
Maryland Unemployment

*Data is seasonally adjusted (corrected for changes due to seasonal patterns).

Baltimore change in job numbers

Employers in Baltimore in , reaching a total working population of about .

Maryland change in job numbers

Employers in Maryland in , reaching a total working population of about .

National change in job numbers

Employers in the U.S. in , reaching a total working population of about .

*Data on this page is derived from the Current Employment Statistics database from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and will not match data on other pages that use different data sets.

Each chart below shows unemployment by region. Hover over the charts for more details.

The top line shows labor force numbers, the bottom line shows employment, and the shaded area shows unemployment.

*Data for Baltimore is not seasonally adjusted (it is not corrected for changes due to seasonal patterns). Maryland and national numbers are seasonally adjusted.

Baltimore unemployment

In , Baltimore's unemployment rate was percent, with people unemployed out of a labor force of .

Maryland unemployment

In , Maryland's unemployment rate was percent, with people unemployed out of a labor force of .

National unemployment

In , the national unemployment rate was percent, with million people unemployed out of a labor force of million.

*Data on this page is derived from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics database from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and will not match data on other pages that use different data sets.

In , Baltimore had an unemployment rate of percent. In comparison, Maryland had an unemployment rate of percent.

Below is a map showing Maryland unemployment rates by county. Darker areas show higher rates of unemployment.

*Data for this map is not seasonally adjusted (it is not corrected for changes due to seasonal patterns).

*Data on this page is derived from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics database from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and will not match data on other pages that use different data sets.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics