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




October 2016 2015 % Change
Civilian Labor Force 48,766 48,063 1.5%
Employment 46,943 45,889 2.3%
Unemployed 1,823 2,174 -16.1%
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 4.5% -0.8%

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




November 2016 2015 % Change
Residential Permits 10 15 -33.3%
Single Family 10 15 -33.3%
Multi-Family 0 0 0%
Residential Value $3.27 million $3.56 million -8.3%
Commercial Permits 10 20 -50.0%
Commercial Value $66.16 million $2.31 million 2760.1%

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.