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Workforce Development Statistics

Baltimore County enjoys a highly educated and skilled workforce. With an unemployment rate on the decline and employer demand for low-, middle- and high-skilled jobs, the County is a desirable place for both employers and its workforce. Explore the data below:

Labor Availability

Civilian Labor Force (June 2019)

Baltimore County

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Total Civilian Labor Force

462,960

1,534,345

Employment

444,010

1,472,567

Unemployment

18,950

61,778

Unemployment Rate

 4.1 percent

4.0 percent

Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Total Employment by Education Level

Education Level

2001

2015

2024

2001 to 2015
Change

2015 to 2024
Change

Total

360,132

372,748

385,650

12,616 (3.5 percent)

12,902 (3.5 percent)

Less than high school

93,238

97358

101,175

4,120 (4.4 percent)

3,817 (3.9 percent)

High school diploma or equivalent

147,304

140,578

141,921

-6,727 (-4.6 percent)

1,343 (1 percent)

Postsecondary non-degree award

19,446

21,382

22,435

1,936 (10 percent)

1,053 (4.9 percent)

Some college, no degree

4,549

4,900

5,047

351 (7.7 percent)

147 (3 percent)

Associate's degree

14,101

16,282

16,977

2,181 (15.5 percent)

695 (4.3 percent)

Bachelor's degree

65,885

73,682

78,383

7,796 (11.8 percent)

4,701 (6.4 percent)

Master's degree

5,321

6,702

7,111

1,381 (25.9 percent)

409 (6.1 percent)

Doctoral or professional degree

9,919

11,443

12,167

1,524 (15.4 percent)

723 (6.3 percent)

Unallocated

368

422

435

53 (14.5 percent)

13 (3.1 percent)

Source: Jacob France Institute analysis of Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) Data

Income 2017

Income Type

Baltimore County

Maryland

U.S.

Median Household Income

$71,810

$78,916

$57,652

Average Household Income

$95,245

$103,845

$81,283

Per Capita Income

$37,270

$39,070

$31,177

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Income Distribution (By Percent Households) 2017

Distribution

Baltimore County

Maryland

U.S.

Under $25,000

13.5 percent

14.2 percent

21.4 percent

$25,000 to $49,999

19.9 percent

17.2 percent

22.5 percent

$50,000 to $74,999

17.3 percent

16.5 percent

17.7 percent

$75,000 to $99,999

13.6 percent

13.1 percent

12.3 percent

$100,000 to $149,999

19.2 percent

18.7 percent

14.1 percent

$150,000 to $199,999

8.6 percent

9.7 percent

5.8 percent

$200,000 and over

8.0 percent

10.7 percent

6.3 percent

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Disclaimer of Data Accuracy

Data shown are based on currently available County, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), state and national data sets. If you have questions related to the data presented, we encourage you to e-mail datasupport@baltimorecountymd.gov.

 
 
Revised August 7, 2019               

 

Department of Economic and Workforce Development