The U.S. as a whole has not only recovered its job losses from the pandemic, but added 1 million more jobs than there were in February 2020. That is not the case for Maryland. According to payroll data, Maryland had 2.8 million jobs in February 2020 and by April of that year, the job count was down to 2.4 million. As of September 2022, the most recent data available, the state was still about 50,000 jobs short of the pre-pandemic number. Maryland’s job growth slowed at the end of 2022, as the state lost 10,000 jobs in October and added just 1,400 jobs back in November.
Maryland lagging behind country in pandemic job recovery
January 6, 2023