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Posted on: December 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] County Celebrates Being Tops in State for Job Creation for 4th Quarter in a Row

Prince George’s County created over 10,600 net new jobs – More Than Any Other Maryland Jurisdiction – and is ranked 21st in nation among large counties in terms of Job Growth according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Upper Marlboro, MD - Recently released data from the State of Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) shows that Prince George’s County added nearly 11,000 jobs from 2st Quarter 2016 to 2nd Quarter 2017. This is the fourth DLLR quarterly report in a row in which Prince George’s County has led the State of Maryland in total new job growth. Additionally, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics for the 2nd Quarter (June 2017) job growth report, Prince George’s County, MD has the 21st highest rate of employment growth (3.5%) among the 347 largest counties in the United States. Prince George’s County is also the highest ranked jurisdiction in the State of Maryland and in the National Capital Region ahead of the next closest local county, Loudon County, Virginia which ranked 55th. In comparison, Fairfax County ranked 212, and Montgomery County ranked 200. Prince George’s County’s job growth rate of 3.5% is more than double the State of Maryland’s Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth rate at 1.4% and the national job growth rate of 1.7%.

“For the fourth reporting quarter in a row, we have been tops in the state in job creation and recently the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics ranked Prince George’s County among the top large jurisdictions in the nation in terms of job growth,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “I am especially proud that we are first among jurisdictions in the National Capital Region as well as the State of Maryland. The state, region, and nation have taken notice of our job creation, retention, and attraction efforts. Creating jobs is not just good for the County’s economy but also for our education system, public safety, health, environment and overall quality of life for our residents. I am very optimistic that with nearly $9 billion in economic investment in the pipeline, we will continue our progress in job growth and creation.”

A summary of the County’s job growth achievements based on DLLR's data is outlined below:

  • Prince George’s County created over 10,600 jobs from 2nd Quarter 2016 to 2nd Quarter 2017.
  • Prince George’s County had a 3.4% job growth, compared with 0.9% for Maryland.
  • Prince George’s County created 44% of all net new jobs in Maryland from 2Q 2016 to 2Q 2017.
  • The hottest job sectors in Prince George’s County are Manufacturing, Professional and Business Services, Construction, Trade, Transportation and Utilities, and Hospitality.

Prince George’s County also leads all jurisdictions in Maryland in terms of job growth. Shown below are the job numbers and growth rates for the largest jurisdictions in Maryland:

Jobs Data2Q 20162Q 2017ChangeChange
Prince George's311,157321,80010,6433.42%
Anne Arundel267,363266,189-1,174-0.44%
Baltimore City337,982339,7681,7860.53%


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