DLLR's Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning

 

Where Workers Live and Work by Workforce Investment Area (WIA)

 

Available in Adobe Acrobat format (download Adobe Reader for free) and Word format (download Word viewer for free)

These "Labor Shed" (where workers live) and "Commuter Shed" (where residents are employed) tables and charts provide planners, economic development specialists, job seekers, employers, transportation authorities and a host of other users with information needed to understand the commuting patterns of workers. Data used to develop the Labor and Commuter Shed reports was sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau LEHD Origin-Destination Employment statistics (LODES) database, and extracted through the Census Bureau's OnTheMap (OTM) application.

The OnTheMap employment data includes UI-covered payroll employment-private sector as well as state and local government, derived from administrative records submitted by partner states. Federal government employment data is supplied by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and includes all reporting federal agencies with the exception of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Postal Service.

The employment estimates used for the Labor Shed and Commuter Shed reports are derived from the OTM employment category of "Primary Jobs". A primary job is a worker's highest paying job, and since a worker may have only one highest paying job, "Primary Jobs" may be used as a proxy for workers.

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Where Workers Live

  • Maryland
    PDF (287KB)
    Word (261KB)
  • Anne Arundel County WIA
    PDF (323KB)
    Word (291KB)
  • Baltimore City WIA
    PDF (240KB)
    Word (205KB)
  • Baltimore County WIA
    PDF (288KB)
    Word (256KB)
  • Frederick County WIA
    PDF (341KB)
    Word (304KB)
  • Lower Shore WIA
    (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester counties)
    PDF (262KB)
    Word (232KB)
  • Mid-Maryland WIA
    (Carroll & Howard counties)
    PDF (340KB)
    Word (307KB)
  • Montgomery County WIA
    PDF (380KB)
    Word (349KB)
  • Prince George's County WIA
    PDF (381KB)
    Word (349KB)
  • Southern Maryland WIA
    (Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's counties)
    PDF (466KB)
    Word (434KB)
  • Susquehanna WIA
    (Cecil & Harford counties)
    PDF (396KB)
    Word (366KB)
  • Upper Shore WIA
    (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot counties)
    PDF (495KB)
    Word (467KB)
  • Western Maryland WIA
    (Allegany, Garrett & Washington counties)
    PDF (310KB)
    Word (280KB)

Where Residents Work

  • Maryland
    PDF (269KB)
    Word (247KB)
  • Anne Arundel County WIA
    PDF (298KB)
    Word (263KB)
  • Baltimore City WIA
    PDF (283KB)
    Word (248KB)
  • Baltimore County WIA
    PDF (302KB)
    Word (268KB)
  • Frederick County WIA
    PDF (318KB)
    Word (283KB)
  • Lower Shore WIA
    (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester counties)
    PDF (277KB)
    Word (244KB)
  • Mid-Maryland WIA
    (Carroll & Howard counties)
    PDF (311KB)
    Word (280KB)
  • Montgomery County WIA
    PDF (330KB)
    Word (286KB)
  • Prince George's County WIA
    PDF (393KB)
    Word (345KB)
  • Southern Maryland WIA
    (Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's counties)
    PDF (470KB)
    Word (439KB)
  • Susquehanna WIA
    (Cecil & Harford counties)
    PDF (264KB)
    Word (386KB)
  • Upper Shore WIA
    (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot counties)
    PDF (296KB)
    Word (753KB)
  • Western Maryland WIA
    (Allegany, Garrett & Washington counties)
    PDF (287KB)
    Word (258KB)
 

Inquiries regarding methodology, additional information, or general assistance may be directed to:

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Office of Workforce Information and Performance
1100 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 767-2250

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