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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!

Instructions for searching this table

To Search and filter data:

Use the Check boxes to select either one, multiple, or all items within a category. For example to search for occupations that do not require a post-secondary degree, you might select “High school diploma”, “Less than high school”, and “Some college, no degree” in the Education Value Category.
The same would apply with the Job Training Value and Work Experience Value Categories.

To search specific occupations, you may use the keyword search function. For example if you are looking for occupations related to cooking, you would type in “cook” and then press the enter key on your keyboard. The occupations will include any occupations with “cook” somewhere in the title.

The Annual Total Openings and Percent Change filters work by the user identifying a range using the left and right toggles on the slider bar. Slide the left toggle to the minimum of your desired range, and the right to the maximum of your desired range.

On the bottom of the Tableau frame there will be options to “Undo”, “Redo”, and “Reset”. The undo option will undo the last actions one by one, “Redo” will reverse the actions of “Undo”, and “Reset” will eliminate all changes you make, bringing the visualization back to the original view and filtration.

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:

The LMI Team - Office of Workforce Information and Performance/Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning  

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

1100 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

  Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE)