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									                                 MARYLAND
      MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW




                           February 2009
                             Office of Workforce Information and Performance
                                        Carolyn J. Mitchell, Director
                                      1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 316
                                           Baltimore, MD 21201

Martin O’Malley, Governor                                                    E-mail: lmai@dllr.state.md.us
Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor                                           Web Site: www.dllr.state.md.us/lmi
Thomas E. Perez, Secretary                                                             Issued: April 2009
                        LABOR FORCE AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

The economic free fall continued in February, causing Maryland’s unemployment rate to rise and industry
payrolls to tumble downward. The statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed by 0.5 percentage
points over-the-month to a level of 6.7 percent in February -- marking the thirteenth consecutive month of rising
unemployment. The upturn in Maryland’s rate mirrors that of the nation where a like increase raised
unemployment to 8.1 percent.

                             Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates - Maryland and US
                                        February 2008 through February 2009


              10.0%
                8.0%
                6.0%
                4.0%
                2.0%
                0.0%
                       Feb                                                                    Jan
                               Mar   Apr   May   June   July   Aug   Sept   Oct   Nov   Dec         Feb
                       08                                                                      09

                   MD 3.7% 3.8% 4.0% 4.1% 4.3% 4.4% 4.5%             4.6% 4.8% 5.1% 5.4% 6.2% 6.7%
                   US 4.8% 5.1% 5.0% 5.5% 5.6% 5.8% 6.2%             6.2% 6.6% 6.8% 7.2% 7.6% 8.1%



The national recession appears to have fully taken root in Maryland’s labor market, causing unemployment to
rise rapidly over the past few months. The statewide unemployment rate has advanced by nearly two full
percentage points since last October’s level of 4.8 percent. Since the downturn began in December 2007, the
number of employed has declined by nearly 113,000 persons and the number of unemployed has risen by just
over 93,450 to 200,470, a level surpassing previous records set in the downturn of the early 1990’s.

Current economic conditions have created a challenging market for jobseekers and employers alike. According
to Maryland’s monthly business survey, the number of jobs on industry payrolls, following seasonal adjustment,
declined by 6,600. Seven of the state’s ten business sectors reduced employment levels over-the-month. Nearly
5,500 jobs were cut from construction payrolls during February, bringing the total number of jobs in this business
sector to its lowest level since 2000. Professional and business services, an industry which, up to this point, has
remained relatively unscathed during the current downturn, was the second largest job loser in February. A
monthly job decline of 2,800 was reported, with businesses providing administrative and support services the
most sorely affected.

Over the past year, downsizing by Maryland employers have diminished the state’s business base by an
estimated 52,000 jobs. Construction and trade have been the hardest hit industries, with combined losses in
these sectors accounting for about nine out of every ten jobs lost. While recent job losses have taken their toll
on the statewide economy, the depth of the downturn in Maryland’s has not reached national proportions.
Nationally, the pace of job declines since the onset of the recession in December 2007, estimated at 3.2
percent, has far outdistanced that of 1.8 percent reported in Maryland.

Seasonal economics, coupled with recessionary job loss, caused employment to subside and unemployment to
rise in February in each of the state’s local jurisdictions with the exception of Worcester County. Worcester’s
rate, while inching down slightly, remained the statewide high at 16.5 percent. Some of the largest upward
movements in local unemployment rates, of 0.8 percentage points or more, occurred in Caroline, Harford and
Washington counties.

The impact of the recession is clearly visible at the local level. Upward unemployment movements in Howard
and Montgomery, counties in which rates are characteristically low, are indicative of the difficulties facing
jobseekers in the current economic climate. Unemployment rates in these counties rose to 5.2 percent and 5.1
percent, respectively in February – the highest rates on record in these jurisdictions.
                             Civilian Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment
                                             By Place of Residence
                                                 February 2009
                                                    Civilian                                                                        Unemployment
                                                 Labor Force                    Employment                Unemployment                     Rate
                                              Feb               Jan           Feb           Jan          Feb            Jan         Feb           Jan
                Area                         2009              2009r         2009          2009r         2009          2009r        2009      2009r

       Seasonally Adjusted

Maryland                                     2,969,999         2,978,371     2,769,529     2,793,984     200,470        184,387       6.7          6.2
United States*                          154,214,000       153,716,000      141,748,000   142,099,000   12,467,000     11,616,000      8.1          7.6
  Not Seasonally Adjusted
Maryland                                     2,947,697         2,959,210     2,734,721     2,761,887     212,976        197,323       7.2         6.7
Baltimore-Towson MSA                         1,379,001         1,386,628     1,273,917     1,289,596     105,084         97,032       7.6         7.0
  Baltimore City                               275,390           277,053       246,716       249,752      28,674         27,301      10.4         9.9
  Anne Arundel                                 275,527           276,947       257,643       260,814      17,884         16,133       6.5         5.8
  Baltimore                                    422,780           425,133       390,940       395,751      31,840         29,382       7.5         6.9
  Carroll                                       93,331            93,907        86,588        87,654       6,743          6,253       7.2         6.7
  Harford                                      130,782           131,277       120,811       122,298       9,971          8,979       7.6         6.8
  Howard                                       155,296           156,205       147,276       149,089       8,020          7,116       5.2         4.6
  Queen Anne's                                  25,894            26,105        23,942        24,237       1,952          1,868       7.5         7.2

Washington-Arlington-
Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Metro Division, MD                            567,809           568,422       529,522       532,617       38,287         35,805       6.7         6.3
  Calvert                                      47,422            47,451        44,595        44,856        2,827          2,595       6.0         5.5
  Charles                                      75,549            75,569        71,041        71,456        4,508          4,113       6.0         5.4
  Prince George's                             444,836           445,402       413,885       416,305       30,951         29,097       7.0         6.5

Bethesda-Frederick-Rockville
Metro Div                                     631,636           633,244       597,682       602,698       33,954         30,546       5.4         4.8
  Frederick                                   124,461           124,664       116,467       117,445        7,994          7,219       6.4         5.8
  Montgomery                                  507,175           508,580       481,215       485,253       25,960         23,327       5.1         4.6

Cumberland, MD-WV MSA                          48,985            48,863        44,506        44,647        4,479          4,216       9.1         8.6
  Allegany                                     35,731            35,760        32,297        32,420        3,434          3,340       9.6         9.3

Hagerstown-Martinsburg,
MD-WV MSA                                     119,625           119,167       108,076       109,013       11,549         10,154       9.7         8.5
  Washington                                   67,930            67,972        61,175        61,768        6,755          6,204       9.9         9.1

Salisbury, MD MSA                              61,989            61,789        56,013        56,079        5,976          5,710       9.6         9.2
  Somerset                                     10,878            10,827          9,759         9,770       1,119          1,057      10.3         9.8
  Wicomico                                     51,111            50,962        46,254        46,309        4,857          4,653       9.5         9.1

Balance of State                              203,598           205,395       184,113       186,709       19,485         18,686       9.6         9.1
  Caroline                                     16,089            16,116        14,448        14,616        1,641          1,500      10.2         9.3
  Cecil                                        50,329            50,878        45,427        46,291        4,902          4,587       9.7         9.0
  Dorchester                                   16,243            16,385        14,377        14,579        1,866          1,806      11.5         11.0
  Garrett                                      16,437            16,711        14,918        15,182        1,519          1,529       9.2         9.1
  Kent                                         10,471            10,560          9,542         9,672            929           888     8.9         8.4
  St. Mary's                                   50,342            50,788        47,354        48,050        2,988          2,738       5.9         5.4
  Talbot                                       18,579            18,641        17,087        17,258        1,492          1,383       8.0         7.4
  Worcester                                    25,108            25,316        20,960        21,061        4,148          4,255      16.5         16.8
United States*                          153,804,000       153,445,000      140,105,000   140,436,000   13,699,000     13,009,000      8.9          8.5
r - revised      *Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
NOTE: Figures may not add due to rounding. These are estimates relating to the week of the 12th of each month.
         The count is of persons not jobs.
SOURCE: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Workforce Information and Performance
                        Civilian Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment for Select Cities
                                                By Place of Residence
                                                    February 2009
                                    Civilian Labor Force                                                                 Employment                                                                     Unemployment                                                          Unemployment Rate
        Area                       Feb 2009     Jan 2009r                                                           Feb 2009   Jan 2009r                                                             Feb 2009   Jan 2009r                                                     Feb 2009 Jan 2009r

 Annapolis                               20,765                           20,855                                                 19,446                            19,685                                   1,319                             1,170                                       6.4                                          5.6

 Bowie                                   30,355                           30,308                                                 28,865                            29,033                                   1,490                             1,275                                       4.9                                          4.2

 College Park                            13,702                           13,673                                                 12,812                            12,887                                     890                                    786                                  6.5                                          5.7

 Frederick                               32,753                           32,741                                                 30,531                            30,788                                   2,222                             1,953                                       6.8                                          6.0

 Gaithersburg                            32,578                           32,568                                                 30,832                            31,091                                   1,746                             1,477                                       5.4                                          4.5

 Hagerstown                              18,975                           18,941                                                 16,913                            17,077                                   2,062                             1,864                                      10.9                                          9.8

 Rockville                               30,960                           30,971                                                 29,398                            29,644                                   1,562                             1,327                                       5.0                                          4.3

 Salisbury                               14,428                           14,356                                                 13,152                            13,167                                   1,276                             1,189                                       8.8                                          8.3

 NOTE: Figures may not add due to rounding. These are estimates relating to the week of the 12th of each month.
       The count is of persons not jobs.
 SOURCE: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Workforce Information and Performance




                                                                      Local Unemployment Ranking - February 2009
                     18.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         16.5
                     16.0

                     14.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           11.5
                     12.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             10.2 10.3 10.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9.7 9.9
                                                                                                                                                                                                         9.2 9.5 9.6
           Percent




                     10.0                                                                                                                                                                            8.9
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                                                                                                                           7.5 7.5 7.6
                      8.0                                                                                      7.0 7.2 7.2
                                                               6.4 6.5
                                                   5.9 6.0 6.0
                      6.0   5.1 5.2

                      4.0

                      2.0

                      0.0
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r - revised
NOTE: Figures may not add due to rounding. These are estimates relating to the week of the 12th of the month. The count is of persons not jobs.
SOURCE: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Workforce Information and Performance
                 Maryland Nonagricultural Payroll Employment* By Industry
                          By Place of Employment (in thousands)
                                   Seasonally Adjusted
                                                                                        Feb               Jan      Feb
                                                                                        2009             2009r     2008

Total Nonfarm                                                                          2,564.0           2,570.6   2,616.0
   Natural Resources, Mining & Construction                                              163.4             168.8     187.4
   Manufacturing                                                                         124.7             125.4     130.9
      Durable Goods                                                                       67.3              67.2      70.3
   Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities                                         451.7             452.7     472.2
     Wholesale Trade                                                                      89.9              90.0      94.0
     Retail Trade                                                                        281.6             282.8     298.5
     Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities                                             80.2              79.9      79.7
   Information                                                                            48.9              49.1      50.8
   Financial Activities                                                                  146.9             147.2     155.2
      Finance and Insurance                                                              101.8             102.0     108.3
      Real Estate & Rental & Leasing                                                      45.1              45.2      46.9
   Professional and Business Services                                                    402.1             404.9     399.9
      Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services                                     226.4             226.8     224.6
      Management of Companies & Enterprises                                               21.3              21.2      21.5
      Administrative & Support Services                                                  154.4             156.9     153.8
   Educational & Health Care & Social Assistance                                         388.6             387.8     379.1
      Educational Services                                                                73.1              72.7      71.0
      Health Care & Social Assistance                                                    315.5             315.1     308.1
   Leisure & Hospitality                                                                 232.0             230.6     236.4
      Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation                                                   35.6              34.5      37.0
      Accommodation & Food Services                                                      196.4             196.1     199.4
   Other Services                                                                        117.5             119.2     118.4
 Government                                                                              488.2             484.9     485.7
       Federal Government                                                                129.5             129.3     125.7
       State Government                                                                  109.6             108.6     108.8
       Local Government                                                                  249.1             247.0     251.2

*The count is of jobs, not workers. It includes full and part-time wage earners employed during the pay period
 including the 12th of the month.
r - revised
NOTE: Figures may not add to totals due to rounding, estimating, and exclusion of some NAICS.
       Data are seasonally adjusted.
                    Maryland Nonagricultural Payroll Employment*
                  By Industry By Place of Employment (in thousands)
                                    February 2009
                                                      Feb        Jan      Feb
                                                      2009      2009r     2008

Total Nonfarm                                         2,521.4   2,516.2   2,569.4
 Total Private                                        2,029.7   2,039.8   2,080.5
  Goods Producing                                       279.2     286.4     308.7
   Natural Resources, Mining & Construction             155.1     161.7     178.9
        Construction of Buildings                        35.3      35.8      40.7
        Specialty Trade Contractors                     103.7     109.5     121.5
   Manufacturing                                        124.1     124.7     129.8
      Durable Goods                                      67.1      67.0      70.0
        Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing      21.6      21.5      21.6
        Transportation Equipment Manufacturing            7.5       7.6       8.1
      Non-Durable Goods                                  57.0      57.7      59.8
  Service-Providing                                   2,242.2   2,229.8   2,260.7
   Private Service Providing                          1,750.5   1,753.4   1,771.8
   Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities        442.9     448.6     462.5
     Wholesale Trade                                     89.2      89.1      93.1
        Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods              45.7      46.3      48.8
        Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods           29.7      29.5      30.0
     Retail Trade                                       274.4     280.5     290.7
        Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers                    35.8      35.8      37.8
        Food & Beverage Stores                           64.1      64.4      63.6
          Grocery Stores                                 54.6      54.8      54.0
        Health & Personal Care Stores                    17.3      17.5      18.1
        Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores           27.8      29.1      29.3
        General Merchandise Stores                       48.1      49.9      50.4
          Department Stores                              37.0      38.4      39.3
     Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities            79.3      79.0      78.7
      Utilities                                          10.5      10.4      10.2
      Transportation & Warehousing                       68.8      68.6      68.5
        Truck Transportation                             15.3      15.1      15.9
   Information                                           48.5      48.6      50.3
        Telecommunications                               20.7      20.6      21.6
   Financial Activities                                 145.6     145.6     153.9
      Finance and Insurance                             101.5     101.4     108.0
        Credit Intermediation & Related Activities       47.6      47.3      52.5
          Depository Credit Intermediation               26.9      26.7      28.6
        Insurance Carriers & Related Activities          37.3      37.3      38.1
          Insurance Carriers                             22.3      22.2      22.7
      Real Estate & Rental & Leasing                     44.1      44.2      45.9
                     Maryland Nonagricultural Payroll Employment*
             By Industry By Place of Employment (in thousands) (continued)
                                      February 2009
                                                                                       Feb       Jan              Feb
                                                                                       2009     2009r             2008

   Professional and Business Services                                                   393.2     393.6           391.1
     Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services                                     226.7     225.4           225.4
        Legal Services                                                                   19.6      19.5            20.0
        Accounting & Bookkeeping Services                                                19.4      19.5            21.8
        Architectural, Engineering, & Related Services                                   39.7      39.5            40.7
        Computer Systems Design & Related Services                                       62.1      61.8            59.5
        Management & Technical Consulting Services                                       32.1      32.2            30.4
        Scientific Research & Development                                                32.3      32.2            31.1
     Management of Companies & Enterprises                                               21.1      21.0            21.3
     Administrative & Support Services                                                  145.4     147.2           144.4
        Employment Services                                                              39.4      39.6            44.0
        Services to Buildings & Dwellings                                                43.6      43.4            43.6
   Educational & Health Care & Social Assistance                                        388.8     385.6           378.8
     Educational Services                                                                74.1      71.3            71.7
     Health Care & Social Assistance                                                    314.7     314.3           307.1
       Ambulatory Health Care Services                                                  101.1     100.9            99.3
        Offices of Physicians                                                            45.1      44.8            43.9
       Hospitals                                                                        102.3     102.3            99.4
        General Medical & Surgical Hospitals                                             95.7      95.7            92.7
       Nursing & Resident Care Facilities                                                66.2      66.1            64.3
        Nursing Care Facilities                                                          31.0      31.1            30.4
       Social Assistance                                                                 45.1      45.0            44.1
   Leisure & Hospitality                                                                215.4     214.4           218.2
     Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation                                                   29.6      28.6            30.3
     Accommodation & Food Services                                                      185.8     185.8           187.9
       Accommodation                                                                     21.9      21.8            21.3
       Food Services and Drinking Places                                                163.9     164.0           166.6
   Other Services                                                                       116.1     117.0           117.0
       Personal & Laundry Services                                                       31.4      31.4            31.3
 Government                                                                             491.7     476.4           488.9
       Federal Government                                                               128.7     128.9           125.1
       State Government                                                                 111.0     102.2           110.2
        State Government, Education                                                      49.1      40.4            47.0
       Local Government                                                                 252.0     245.3           253.6
        Local Government, Education                                                     162.0     155.7           162.2

*The count is of jobs, not workers. It includes full and part-time wage earnings employed
during the pay period including the 12th of the month.
r - Estimates are revised.
NOTE: Figures may not add to totals due to rounding, estimating, and exclusion of some NAICS.
       Data are not seasonally adjusted.
SOURCE: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Workforce Information and Performance
                                 Nonagricultural Payroll Employment*
                          By Industry By Place of Employment (in thousands)
                         Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area**
                                            February 2009
                                                                                                 Feb            Jan        Feb
                                       Industry                                                 2009           2009r      2008
Total Nonfarm                                                                                   1,274.1        1,271.3    1,302.0
 Total Private                                                                                  1,046.8        1,050.5    1,077.3
   Goods Producing                                                                                138.7          142.0      151.3
    Natural Resources, Mining & Construction                                                       71.4           74.5       81.1
    Manufacturing                                                                                  67.3           67.5       70.2
       Durable Goods                                                                               37.2           37.2       38.4
        Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing                                                11.3           11.2       11.1
        Transportation Equipment Manufacturing                                                      4.4             4.5       4.7
       Non-Durable Goods                                                                           30.1           30.3       31.8
        Chemical Manufacturing                                                                      7.5             7.5       7.8
   Service-Providing                                                                            1,135.4        1,129.3    1,150.7
    Private Service Providing                                                                     908.1          908.5      926.0
    Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities                                                 229.9          232.0      240.4
     Wholesale Trade                                                                               54.7           54.2       55.3
        Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods                                                        27.6           27.7       28.3
        Merchant Wholesaler, Nondurable Goods                                                      18.5           18.3       18.8
     Retail Trade                                                                                 131.0          133.6      140.3
        Food & Beverage Stores                                                                     30.7           31.0       31.0
        Health & Personal Care Stores                                                               8.8             8.9       9.5
        General Merchandise Stores                                                                 23.5           24.4       24.5
          Department Stores                                                                        18.3           19.0       19.3
     Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities                                                      44.2           44.2       44.8
       Utilities                                                                                    6.0             6.0       5.9
       Transportation & Warehousing                                                                38.2           38.2       38.9
        Couriers & Messengers                                                                       4.4             4.5       4.2
    Information                                                                                    22.1           22.6       23.5
        Telecommunications                                                                         10.3           10.3       10.7
    Financial Activities                                                                           74.7           75.3       79.5
       Finance and Insurance                                                                       53.7           54.3       57.7
        Credit Intermediation & Related Activities                                                 21.5           21.5       24.0
        Securities, Commodity Contracts, Investments                                               10.4           10.6       10.3
        Insurance Carriers & Related Activities                                                    21.6           21.7       22.2
          Insurance Carriers                                                                       13.4           13.4       13.6
       Real Estate & Rental & Leasing                                                              21.0           21.0       21.8
    Professional and Business Services                                                            188.6          188.5      190.6
       Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services                                             105.4          104.8      106.5
          Architectural, Engineering, & Related Services                                           20.9           20.9       20.8
          Computer Systems Design & Related Services                                               26.4           26.3       25.5
          Scientific Research & Development                                                        13.4           13.2       12.8
        Administrative & Support Services                                                          72.9           73.9       76.1
          Employment Services                                                                      25.1           25.4       28.0
          Services to Buildings & Dwellings                                                        20.0           19.9       19.7
    Educational & Health Care & Social Assistance                                                 230.5          228.0      226.2
       Educational Services                                                                        52.4           49.9       51.9
       Health Care & Social Assistance                                                            178.1          178.1      174.3
        Ambulatory Health Care Services                                                            51.0           50.9       49.9
          Offices of Physicians                                                                    21.8           21.7       21.4
        Hospitals                                                                                  68.1           68.1       66.4
        Nursing & Resident Care Facilities                                                         33.1           33.2       32.8
        Social Assistance                                                                          25.9           25.9       25.2
    Leisure & Hospitality                                                                         106.7          106.7      109.7
        Amusement, Gambling, & Recreation Industries                                               11.1           11.1       11.4
       Accommodation & Food Services                                                               92.6           92.8       93.6
        Food Services and Drinking Places                                                          84.1           84.2       84.1
    Other Services                                                                                 55.6           55.4       56.1
 Government                                                                                       227.3          220.8      224.7
        Federal Government                                                                         41.0           41.2       40.5
        State Government                                                                           72.1           68.1       71.1
        Local Government                                                                          114.2          111.5      113.1
**Includes Baltimore City, and the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Queen Anne's.
                           Nonagricultural Payroll Employment*
                    By Industry By Place of Employment (in thousands)
            MD Portion Bethesda-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division**
                                      February 2009
                                                            Feb       Jan         Feb
                                        Industry            2009     2009r        2008


Total Nonfarm                                                569.5     565.2       568.3
 Total Private                                               468.8     466.1       469.9
  Goods Producing                                             56.3      56.9        59.4
   Natural Resources, Mining & Construction                   36.4      37.0        39.3
       Specialty Trade Contractors                            21.5      21.8        23.6
   Manufacturing                                              19.9      19.9        20.1
  Service-Providing                                          513.2     508.3       508.9
  Private Service Providing                                  412.5     409.2       410.5
   Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities              75.7      76.9        81.0
    Wholesale Trade                                           14.9      14.8        15.3
    Retail Trade                                              54.5      55.8        58.9
       Food & Beverage Stores                                 13.2      13.2        13.1
       General Merchandise Stores                              8.2       8.6         9.0
        Department Stores                                      7.1       7.4         7.7
    Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities                   6.3       6.3         6.8
   Information                                                16.4      16.6        16.4
       Telecommunications                                      6.6       6.5         6.6
   Financial Activities                                       41.8      41.7        43.9
      Finance and Insurance                                   29.1      29.1        30.3
       Credit Intermediation & Related Activities             12.2      12.2        13.3
        Insurance Carriers                                     7.7       7.7         7.7
   Professional and Business Services                        128.4     124.7       121.2
      Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services          82.6      79.9        76.6
        Computer Systems Design & Related Services            21.2      21.2        20.6
        Scientific Research & Development                     16.4      16.4        15.7
      Administrative & Support Services                       34.8      35.4        36.5
        Employment Services                                    8.5       9.0        10.4
        Services to Buildings & Dwellings                     14.6      14.5        14.2
   Educational & Health Care & Social Assistance              75.2      73.0        72.7
      Health Care & Social Assistance                         62.5      62.2        60.3
       Ambulatory Health Care Services                        25.4      25.3        25.1
        Offices of Physicians                                 10.6      10.6        10.5
       Hospitals                                              13.0      13.0        12.5
   Leisure & Hospitality                                      44.1      45.4        44.7
      Accommodation & Food Services                           36.1      38.0        37.7
       Food Services and Drinking Places                      33.6      33.8        33.4
   Other Services                                             30.9      30.9        30.6
 Government                                                  100.7      99.1        98.4
       Federal Government                                     46.1      46.0        44.1
**Includes Frederick and Montgomery Counties, MD
                                 Nonagricultural Payroll Employment*
                          By Industry By Place of Employment (in thousands)
                           MD Portion DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division**
                                            February 2009
                                                                Feb        Jan        Feb
                                      Industry                  2009      2009r       2008

Total Nonfarm                                                    383.5        376.9    391.0
 Total Private                                                   278.2        279.9    285.9
   Goods Producing                                                45.3         45.8     52.0
    Natural Resources, Mining & Construction                      34.3         34.8     40.3
        Specialty Trade Contractors                               28.4         28.7     30.5
    Manufacturing                                                 11.0         11.0     11.7
   Service-Providing                                             338.2        331.1    339.0
    Private Service Providing                                    232.9        234.1    233.9
    Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities                 76.7         77.3     78.9
     Wholesale Trade                                              13.4         13.4     13.7
     Retail Trade                                                 49.4         50.1     50.7
        Food & Beverage Stores                                    11.8         11.9     11.8
        General Merchandise Stores                                 8.2          8.5      8.6
          Department Stores                                        6.6          6.8      7.0
     Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities                     13.9         13.8     14.5
    Information                                                    5.5          5.6      6.1
        Telecommunications                                         2.7          2.7      3.0
    Financial Activities                                          14.5         14.5     15.4
       Finance and Insurance                                       7.8          7.8      8.6
    Professional and Business Services                            51.9         51.5     50.1
       Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services             25.5         25.3     25.8
       Administrative & Support Services                          21.9         21.7     21.5
    Educational & Health Care & Social Assistance                 35.7         36.4     35.7
       Health Care & Social Assistance                            32.8         32.8     32.0
        Ambulatory Health Care Services                           12.3         12.3     12.0
        Hospitals                                                  7.5          7.5      7.4
    Leisure & Hospitality                                         33.2         33.3     32.0
       Accommodation & Food Services                              29.7         29.9     28.7
    Other Services                                                15.4         15.5     15.7
 Government                                                      105.3         97.0    105.1
        Federal Government                                        28.0         28.1     27.4
**Includes Calvert, Charles and Prince George's Counties, MD


                                 Nonagricultural Payroll Employment*
                          By Industry By Place of Employment (in thousands)
                          MD Portion Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA**
                                            February 2009
                                                                Feb        Jan        Feb
                                      Industry                  2009      2009r       2008

Total Nonfarm                                                     98.9         98.5    101.3
 Total Private                                                    80.3         80.1     83.4
   Goods Producing                                                14.2         14.5     15.4
    Natural Resources & Construction                               5.0          5.2      5.6
    Manufacturing                                                  9.2          9.3      9.8
   Service-Providing                                              84.7         84.0     85.9
    Private Service Providing                                     66.1         65.6     68.0
    Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities                 21.9         21.6     22.6
     Retail Trade                                                 14.0         14.4     15.1
    Information                                                    3.0          3.1      3.2
    Financial Activities                                           7.5          7.4      8.0
    Professional and Business Services                             7.7          7.7      7.5
      Administrative & Support Services                            3.4          3.5      3.5
    Educational & Health Care & Social Assistance                 13.9         13.6     13.7
    Leisure & Hospitality                                          8.3          8.4      8.9
    Other Services                                                 3.8          3.8      4.1
 Government                                                       18.6         18.4     17.9
**Includes Washington County, MD
                                    Nonagricultural Payroll Employment*
                             By Industry By Place of Employment (in thousands)
                                              Baltimore City***
                                               February 2009
                                                                                                Feb              Jan            Feb
                                           Industry                                             2009            2009r           2008


Total Nonfarm                                                                                     359.7           356.2          366.0
 Total Private                                                                                    277.3           276.3          283.3
  Goods Producing                                                                                  24.8            25.2           27.4
    Natural Resources, Mining & Construction                                                        9.7            10.0           11.0
    Manufacturing                                                                                  15.1            15.2           16.4
  Service-Providing                                                                               334.9           331.0          338.6
   Private Service Providing                                                                      252.5           251.1          255.9
    Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities                                                  40.2            40.5           41.2
     Wholesale Trade                                                                                9.2             9.1            9.5
     Retail Trade                                                                                  16.8            17.1           17.3
     Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities                                                      14.2            14.3           14.4
    Information                                                                                     5.2             5.2            5.9
    Financial Activities                                                                           20.6            20.7           21.5
      Finance and Insurance                                                                        16.3            16.4           16.8
        Credit Intermediation & Related Activities                                                  5.5             5.4            5.9
    Professional and Business Services                                                             42.8            42.5           44.1
      Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services                                               22.6            22.4           22.4
      Administrative & Support Services                                                            20.1            20.3           20.7
    Educational & Health Care & Social Assistance                                                 104.5           102.9          102.5
      Educational Services                                                                         35.5            33.7           34.9
      Health Care & Social Assistance                                                              69.0            69.2           67.6
        Hospitals                                                                                  42.4            42.4           41.8
    Leisure & Hospitality                                                                          22.8            22.9           24.1
    Other Services                                                                                 16.4            16.4           16.6
 Government                                                                                        82.4            79.9           82.7
        Federal Government                                                                          8.1             8.2            8.3
        State Government                                                                           45.9            43.2           45.0
        Local Government                                                                           28.4            28.5           29.4


                                     Nonagricultural Payroll Employment*
                             By Industry By Place of Employment (in thousands)
                                 Salisbury, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area**
                                                February 2009
                                                                                                Feb              Jan            Feb
                                           Industry                                             2009            2009r           2008
Total Nonfarm                                                                                      53.9            53.0           55.2
 Total Private                                                                                     42.4            42.4           44.2
  Goods Producing                                                                                   7.3             7.5            8.1
  Service-Providing                                                                                46.6            45.5           47.1
   Private Service Providing                                                                       35.1            34.9           36.1
 Government                                                                                        11.5            10.6           11.0
**Includes Somerset and Wicomico Counties


*The count is of jobs, not workers. It includes full and part-time wage earners employed during the pay
 period including the 12th of the month.
r - revised
***Baltimore City estimates also represent a share of the Balto.-Towson, MSA estimates & are inclusive with those estimates.
NOTE: Data are not seasonally adjusted. Figures may not add to totals due to rounding, estimating, & exclusion of some NAICS.
                                    UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION




    Initial claims filings                                          Initial Claim s for Unem ploym ent Benefits
    continued to decline in
    February, falling by just over
    8,500 to total 31,853. Even                           50,000
    with this decline, initial
    filings remain considerably                           40,000
    higher – nearly 70% -- than                           30,000
    those reported a year ago.
    During February 2009, initial                         20,000
    filings were highest during                           10,000
    the first week of the month.
    During the week ending                                     0
    2/7/09, just over 8,300 new                                     Feb- Aug Sept Oct       Nov   Dec   Jan Feb-
    and additional claims were                                       08                                      09
    filed, representing nearly
    30% of the total monthly
    filings.




                        UNEMPLOYMENT INDICATORS – FEBRUARY 2009



Initial Claims                    31,853          Average Weekly Benefit Amount                                       $310.39
First Payments                    19,106          Benefits Paid                                                   $91,274,884
Weeks Claimed                     355,794         Final Payments                                                        4,857
Weeks Compensated                 299,397         Unemployment Trust Fund Balance
                                                    as of February 28, 2009                               $626,247,162.82




While the number of initial filings were fewer in February, both the number of weeks claimed and the number of
weeks paid for unemployment benefits rose by about 6.4% between January and February. About 84% of all
weeks claimed were payable in both January and February; however, with an additional 17,964 weeks paid in
February, the outlay from the UI Trust Fund for benefit payments rose by $5,665,837 over the month.




Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
       and Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

								
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