EMPLOYMENT


Job Service

Labor Force

Unemployment Insurance Offices

Wages


In Maryland, State agencies concerned with employment (including unemployment insurance & job-seeker assistance) are the Division of Employment and Training, and the Division of Labor and Industry. Both are part of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

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


LABOR FORCE - TOTAL EMPLOYED
(annual averages)

1997 1998
Maryland 2,231,499 2,284,671
Nonmanufacturing Industry
(private sector)
1,645,289 (73.7%) 1,687,246 (73.8%)
services 710,287 737,058
trade (wholesale) 110,300 110,795
trade (retail) 426,555 430,447
contract construction 137,820 140,815
finance, insurance, real estate 131,161 134,394
transportation, communications,
public utilities
103,126 103,892
other 26,070 29,745
Government 409,488 (18.4%) 419,274 (18.4%)
local 195,356 203,116
state 89,662 89,483
federal 125,470 126,675
Manufacturing 176,722 (7.9%) 178,051 (7.8%)


CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
(annual averages)*

1997 1998 1999
Employment
(in & out of state)
2,648,000 2,625,286 2,667,735
Unemployment 142,000 (5.1%) 125,175 (4.6%) 97,909 (3.5%)
TOTAL 2,789,000 2,750,461 2,765,644

* Maryland residents aged 16 and older.


WAGES
(weekly averages)

1997 1998
Maryland $611 $640
Nonmanufacturing Industry (private sector)
services $595 $622
trade (wholesale) $794 $844
trade (retail) $328 $345
contract construction $629 $669
finance, insurance, real estate $824 $874
transportation, communications, public utilities $734 $773
other $445 $506
Government (18.4%)
local $612 $629
state $620 $640
federal $861 $1,006
Manufacturing $763 $802

Source: Office of Labor Market Analysis & Information,
Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation

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