Maryland is the 5th most densely
populated state in the United States, with a population of about 5.8 million
residents. As of December 2011, the state boasts a comparatively low
unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. Owing in large part to its close proximity to
the nation's capital in Washington D.C., 25 percent of the state's workforce is
in the white-collar administrative and technical fields.
Other substantial industries include transportation centered around the Port of
Baltimore, the manufacture of electronics, computer equipment and other consumer
goods, and food production.
Maryland's once flourishing steel industry has suffered significant declines in
recent decades due to foreign competition and corporate mergers that have sent much
of the work in that sector to other states. However, those production losses have
been largely offset by the state's burgeoning education and medical research
fields. Johns Hopkins University and its associated research facilities are now the
single largest employer in the Baltimore area.
Those searching for employment in The Chesapeake Bay State have reason to take
heart. The median household income in Maryland is ranked first in the nation at
nearly $70,000 dollars, making the state's workers among the wealthiest in the
Additional information can be found
regarding Maryland's economy and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Maryland Economy.