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MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

ECONOMY

EMPLOYMENT


[photo, Mural, East Antietam St. (near North Potomac St.), Hagerstown, Maryland]

State Jobs

Job Service

Labor Force

Unemployment Insurance

Wages

Mural, East Antietam St. (near North Potomac St.), Hagerstown, Maryland, June 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Information about employment within State government agencies is available from the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits of the Department of Budget and Management.

In Maryland, State agencies concerned with employment (including unemployment insurance & job-seeker assistance) are the Division of Workforce Development, the Division of Unemployment Insurance, and the Division of Labor and Industry. Each is part of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.


TOTAL LABOR FORCE EMPLOYED IN MARYLAND*
(annual averages)

2002 2003 2004 2005
Maryland 2,427,396 2,434,480 2,461,074 2,497,416

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Maryland 2,231,499 2,284,671 2,347,638 2,404,095 2,423,138

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Private Sector
goods producing
339,518 (14%) 328,847 (13.5%) 321,733 (13.2%) 325,826 (13.2%) 330,435 (13.2%)
natural resources & mining 6,278 6,247 6,440 6,687 6,891
construction 164,880 165,725 167,495 175,967 182,878
manufacturing 168,360 156,875 147,798 143,172 140,666
Private Sector
service providing
1,634,258 (67.4%) 1,644,350 (67.7%) 1,660,125 (68.1%) 1,686,668 (68.5%) 1,716,583 (68.7%)
trade, transportation & utilities 466,494 461,501 458,526 463,227 466,162
information 58,380 53,402 50,365 50,121 9,868
financial activities 148,821 151,187 156,231 156,352 158,234
professional & business 358,310 357,504 360,676 370,638 383,250
education & health 307,161 318,044 326,564 333,435 340,182
leisure & hospitality 208,691 215,106 218,993 224,371 229,246
other 86,401 87,606 88,770 88,524 89,141
Public Sector 442,648 (18.2%) 450,215 (18.5%) 450,458 (18.5%) 446,342 (18.1%) 448,627 (17.9%)
local government 218,036 223,486 225,125 223,492 226,183
state government 98,134 98,415 97,069 95,928 96,707
federal government 126,782 128,314 128,264 126,922 125,737

1997 1998 1999 2000
Private Sector
manufacturing
176,722 (7.9%) 178,051 (7.8%) 176,862 (7.5%) 180,101 (7.4%)
Private Sector
nonmanufacturing
1,645,289 (73.7%) 1,687,246 (73.8%) 1,744,916 (74.3%) 1,792,860 (74.6%)
services 710,287 737,058 766,113 793,234
trade (wholesale) 110,300 110,795 112,958 114,255
trade (retail) 426,555 430,447 435,939 441,981
contract construction 137,820 140,815 149,808 156,501
finance, insurance, real estate 131,161 134,394 139,642 138,203
transportation, communications,
public utilities
103,126 103,892 108,446 111,441
other 26,070 29,745 32,010 37,245

Public Sector 409,488 (18.4%) 419,274 (18.4%) 425,860 (18.1%) 431,134 (17.9%)
local government 195,356 203,116 207,284 210,707
state government 89,662 89,483 91,634 93,713
federal government 125,470 126,675 126,942 126,714

* Resident and nonresident wage-earners working in Maryland.


CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
(annual averages)

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Employed* 2,712,268 2,732,057 2,749,111 2,764,110 2,813,781
Unemployed** 114,779 (4.1%) 128,139 (4.5%) 128,858 (4.5%) 124,047 (4.3%) 121,283 (4.1%)
TOTAL 2,827,047 2,860,196 2,877,969 2,888,157 2,935,064

1997 1998 1999 2000
Employed* 2,646,200 2,661,192 2,687,843 2,711,382
Unemployed** 132,002 (4.8%) 118,817 (4.3%) 100,027 (3.6%) 100,275 (3.6%)
TOTAL 2,778,202 2,780,009 2,787,870 2,811,657

* Resident wage-earners working either in Maryland or out of state.
** Unemployed Maryland residents actively seeking work.


WAGES
(weekly averages)

2002 2003 2004 2005
Maryland $757 $782 $818 $853

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Maryland $611 $640 $663 $701 $735

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Private Sector
goods producing
$837 $855 $879 $920 $949
natural resources & mining $580 $562 $575 $607 $640
construction $776 $792 $813 $847 $883
manufacturing $906 $933 $968 $1,025 $1,051
Private Sector
service providing
$686 $703 $728 $763 $798
trade, transportation & utilities $618 $630 $649 $675 $696
information $1,073 $1,084 $1,113 $1,173 $1,192
financial activities $980 $1,023 $1,090 $1,149 $1,235
professional & business $862 $892 $920 $973 $1,030
education & health $670 $692 $719 $752 $778
leisure & hospitality $320 $318 $328 $337 $352
other $497 $510 $526 $549 $563
Public Sector $837 $882 $913 $952 $993
local government $697 $726 $746 $781 $811
state government $743 $810 $803 $815 $839
federal government $1,151 $1,210 $1,288 $1,356 $1,437

1997 1998 1999 2000
Private Sector
manufacturing
$763 $802 $830 $883
Private Sector
nonmanufacturing
services $595 $622 $651 $694
trade (wholesale) $794 $844 $891 $959
trade (retail) $328 $345 $355 $368
contract construction $629 $669 $702 $738
finance, insurance, real estate $824 $874 $916 $969
transportation, communications, public utilities $734 $773 $796 $847
other $445 $506 $555 $592

Public Sector
local government $612 $629 $644 $666
state government $620 $640 $675 $710
federal government $861 $1,006 $974 $1,029

Source: Office of Labor Statistics,
Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation

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