Baltimore Job Growth Ahead Of National Average

CBS Baltimore

Overall job growth in the Baltimore area continues at a pace slightly ahead of the national average, and modestly better than 2012, according to a report by the research firm, Jones Lang LaSalle. According to the report, non-farm employment in the Baltimore metro area grew 1.9 percent year-over-year, compared to an average of 1.75 percent over other major metropolitan areas.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the strongest year-over-year growth in the city of Baltimore includes the fields of professional and business services (14.4 percent), construction (6.3 percent), leisure and hospitality (5.2 percent), and education and health services (1.5 percent).

The construction industry has seen growth in every major category, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Even the region’s manufacturing sector, which has seen several years of steep declines, has posted modest gains in 2013.

The healthcare sector alone accounts for over 12 percent of the jobs in the Baltimore area, according…

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