Economic Indicators

This is Calvert County by the numbers. Included are statistics on the county's labor force, employment, economic activity and more.

Labor Force




December 2016 2015 % Change
Civilian Labor Force 48,956 47,810 2.4%
Employment 47,358 45,915 3.1%
Unemployed 1,598 1,895 -15.7%
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 4.0% -0.7%

Employment and Payrolls







  Employment

Avg. Weekly
Wages


  2015 2014 % Change 2015 2014 % Change
Total 22,579 21,796 3.6% $967 $970 8.7%
Government Sector 4,211 4,227 -0.4% $967 $970 0.3%
Private Sector, Total 18,368 17,569 4.5% $901 $810 11.2%
Private Sector, Goods Producing 3,340 2,456 36% $1,323 $976 35.6%
Private Sector, Service Providing 15,028 15,113 -0.6% $808 $783 3.2%

Building Permits and Housing




January 2017 2016 % Change
Residential Permits 85 22 286.4%
Single Family 79 9 777.8%
Multi-Family 6 13 -53.8%
Residential Value $13.68 million $4.21 million 225.1%
Commercial Permits 12 10 20.0%
Commercial Value $10.73 million $217,550 4833.1%

Brief Economic Facts


The Maryland Department of Commerce compiles annual Brief Economic Facts reports for all of the state's 23 counties. These detailed county snapshots highlight data including major employers, wages, population, climate and more. View the latest information on Calvert County here.