For Release: Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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Baltimore Area Employment – September 2021
Local Rate of Employment Growth Down 6.3 Percent Over the Year
Total nonfarm employment for the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, metropolitan area increased by 41,900
over the year in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner
Alexandra Hall Bovee noted that the local rate of job gain, 3.2 percent, compared to the 4.0-percent national
increase. (See chart 1 and table 1; the Technical Note at the end of this release contains the metropolitan area
definition. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used
In Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, professional and business services had the largest gain (+17,900) among
local private-industry supersectors. (See chart 2.) The 7.7-percent increase in the metropolitan area’s
professional and business services supersector compared to the 5.4-percent gain on a national level.
Education and health services gained 10,500 jobs over the year in the metropolitan area. Nearly all the
employment gains within this supersector were concentrated in the health care and social assistance sector
(+10,300). The metropolitan area had a 4.1-percent gain in this supersector compared to the 2.2-percent
increase for the nation.
Employment in leisure and hospitality was up 9,300 over the year. Within this supersector, accommodation
and food services accounted for an increase of 8,800 jobs.
The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for October 2021 is scheduled to be
released on December 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on September 2021 Establishment Survey Data
BLS has continued to review all estimation and methodo