ECONOMY

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

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.


LABOR FORCE - TOTAL EMPLOYED
(annual averages)

1997 1998 1999
Maryland 2,231,499 2,284,671 2,347,638
Private Sector
nonmanufacturing industry
1,645,289 (73.7%) 1,687,246 (73.8%) 1,744,916 (74.3%)
services 710,287 737,058 766,113
trade (wholesale) 110,300 110,795 112,958
trade (retail) 426,555 430,447 435,939
contract construction 137,820 140,815 149,808
finance, insurance, real estate 131,161 134,394 139,642
transportation, communications,
public utilities
103,126 103,892 108,446
other 26,070 29,745 32,010
Public Sector 409,488 (18.4%) 419,274 (18.4%) 425,860 (18.1%)
local government 195,356 203,116 207,284
state government 89,662 89,483 91,634
federal government 125,470 126,675 126,942
Private Sector
manufacturing
176,722 (7.9%) 178,051 (7.8%) 176,862 (7.5%)


CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
(annual averages)*

1997 1998 1999 2000
Employment
(in & out of state)
2,648,000 2,625,286 2,667,735 2,735,462
Unemployment 142,000 (5.1%) 125,175 (4.6%) 97,909 (3.5%) 95,190 (3.4%)
TOTAL 2,789,000 2,750,461 2,765,644 2,830,652

* Maryland residents aged 16 and older.


WAGES
(weekly averages)

1997 1998 1999
Maryland $611 $640 $663
Private Sector
nonmanufacturing industry
services $595 $622 $651
trade (wholesale) $794 $844 $891
trade (retail) $328 $345 $355
contract construction $629 $669 $702
finance, insurance, real estate $824 $874 $916
transportation, communications, public utilities $734 $773 $796
other $445 $506 $555
Public Sector
local government $612 $629 $644
state government $620 $640 $675
federal government $861 $1,006 $974
Private Sector
manufacturing
$763 $802 $830

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

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