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Government—Federal, State and Local

Each day over 55,000 government workers report to work in Baltimore County. With easy access to the I-95 corridor, close proximity to Washington, D.C., and an abundant, skilled and educated workforce, Baltimore County is home to significant federal and local government headquarters.

Impact Overview

Impact

JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers

Regional

219,275$14 billionOver 1,500

Statewide

486,101$33.2 billionOver 3,500

County Government Industry

Baltimore County employs 11 percent of the state’s total workers (federal, state and local).

11 percent of Maryland's government jobs.
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    More than 55,406 workers

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    More than 330 employers

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    Generates $3.6 billion worker income

Employment Highlights

The following are major employers in the County's government industry.

  • Baltimore County Government—Headquartered in Towson, Baltimore County Government employed over 29,000 people in 2016. The County is the only incorporated local-level government in Baltimore County.
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)—Located in Woodlawn, SSA’s headquarters employs over 11,000 people.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—CMS employs over 4,000 people at Federal Center in Woodlawn.

Learn More

For a detailed analysis of employment in the government industry, view the Job Connector Toolkit.

 
 
Revised January 25, 2019               

 

Department of Economic and Workforce Development