Maryland Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Montgomery County Maryland, 32,679
County with the Most Employees: Montgomery County Maryland, 378,224
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Montgomery County Maryland, $1,336
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Worcester County Maryland, 11.1%



Allegany County Maryland

Total Businesses1,4930.9% of state total
Total Employment23,0141.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68760.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade25817.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare6,27427.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1187.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,41910.5% of county employees



Anne Arundel County Maryland

Total Businesses14,9668.8% of state total
Total Employment224,03110.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,09396.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,40316.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade33,84015.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,0457.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places24,90511.1% of county employees



Baltimore County Maryland

Total Businesses21,06212.4% of state total
Total Employment319,40214.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,01389.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,97714.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare63,01319.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,3476.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places24,1087.5% of county employees



Calvert County Maryland

Total Businesses1,8111.1% of state total
Total Employment19,9820.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,05893.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction33018.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,39717.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1277.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,66613.3% of county employees



Caroline County Maryland

Total Businesses6330.4% of state total
Total Employment7,7070.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77468.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction12319.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,40618.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places284.4% of county businesses
Most Employees General freight trucking local3584.6% of county employees



Carroll County Maryland

Total Businesses4,4672.6% of state total
Total Employment50,5642.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82673.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction82718.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare8,92317.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2545.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5,37210.6% of county employees



Cecil County Maryland

Total Businesses1,8561.1% of state total
Total Employment25,5151.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$86476.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade26414.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,17616.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1377.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,10412.2% of county employees



Charles County Maryland

Total Businesses2,7701.6% of state total
Total Employment31,9511.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78069.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade48417.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade7,90224.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2207.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,80715.0% of county employees



Dorchester County Maryland

Total Businesses6740.4% of state total
Total Employment8,6100.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70362.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9914.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,40327.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places517.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6317.3% of county employees



Frederick County Maryland

Total Businesses6,2783.7% of state total
Total Employment85,1333.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$92181.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services95315.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade13,19715.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places4106.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9,33911.0% of county employees



Garrett County Maryland

Total Businesses8430.5% of state total
Total Employment9,9920.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63356.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction15318.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,80318.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction708.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,05210.5% of county employees



Harford County Maryland

Total Businesses5,7283.4% of state total
Total Employment73,0793.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85475.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction80514.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade12,36816.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3636.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,2709.9% of county employees



Howard County Maryland

Total Businesses9,9645.9% of state total
Total Employment153,6347.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,284113.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,27922.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Professional services29,53819.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Computer systems design and related services8778.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places10,5716.9% of county employees



Kent County Maryland

Total Businesses6920.4% of state total
Total Employment6,8490.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75266.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8512.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,15416.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places517.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6329.2% of county employees



Montgomery County Maryland

Total Businesses32,67919.3% of state total
Total Employment378,22417.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,336118.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services7,11221.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Professional services65,82317.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households5,12715.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places29,4957.8% of county employees



Prince Georges County Maryland

Total Businesses15,6699.3% of state total
Total Employment230,07410.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$97085.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2,36415.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade39,85717.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,2427.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places22,2249.7% of county employees



Queen Annes County Maryland

Total Businesses1,4100.8% of state total
Total Employment12,0770.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73064.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction23716.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services2,39619.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places785.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,97516.4% of county employees



Somerset County Maryland

Total Businesses4190.2% of state total
Total Employment3,8920.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71363.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction6615.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,16229.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places266.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Offices of physicians1533.9% of county employees



St. Marys County Maryland

Total Businesses2,0431.2% of state total
Total Employment29,5141.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,05193.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services36217.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Professional services8,80029.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1567.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Engineering services4,46415.1% of county employees



Talbot County Maryland

Total Businesses1,5170.9% of state total
Total Employment17,5420.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77868.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade21614.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare4,09023.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1056.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,86110.6% of county employees



Washington County Maryland

Total Businesses3,4032.0% of state total
Total Employment57,9922.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78969.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade60517.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade10,68218.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2497.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,6808.1% of county employees



Wicomico County Maryland

Total Businesses2,5011.5% of state total
Total Employment37,1971.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83974.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade36614.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare8,65023.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1787.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,79110.2% of county employees



Worcester County Maryland

Total Businesses2,1381.3% of state total
Total Employment21,4191.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$59052.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate11.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services43520.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services8,01437.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places30914.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5,07923.7% of county employees






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