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Maryland's Growth Occupation Tool (GOT) - Workforce Information & Performance

The Growth Occupational Tool, known as GOT for short, is a tool than can be used to analyze the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data for Maryland. This tool can be used to examine employment, growth, wages, employment concentration, and much more! GOT automatically opens on the statewide map view, where you can search for a particular occupation using the search box and filter by employment of salary. For specific local area data, click on your area of choice below. With GOT, columns can be sorted to help you find the data more easily. Make sure to visit the detailed data tabs to get specific occupational data for your area today!

About the Data

A location quotient measures how concentrated an industry is in a given area compared to the US. A location quotient of 1 indicates that employment is just as concentrated in your region as in the rest of the country. A location quotient of 2 indicates that there is twice as much employment in an industry in your region as we would expect given national employment patterns.

GIT groups industries into three categories: Growth, Emerging and Other.

  1. Growth Industries have a location quotient greater than one and positive over-the-year growth. These industries are specialized in your region and are expanding.
  2. Emerging Industries have a location quotient less than one and positive over-the-year growth. These industries are not yet specialized in your region, but they are expanding.
  3. Other Industries have negative over-the-year growth.

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Workforce Region (Local Areas)
LQ: Location Quotient (measures employment concentration)
Salary: Annual Mean Wage

GOT your Local Area Data? Find it here:

Maryland Department of Labor
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Office of Workforce Information and Performance

1100 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201