Baltimore Regional Recovery Dashboard | Baltimore Metropolitan Council

Commuting Cost Calculator

  • Your round trip mileage from home to work :
  • Number of days per week you work :
  • Total Mile You Commute Every Week :
  • Number of weeks you work per year :
  • Total Miles You Commute Per Year :
  • Average 2019 cost per mile for automobile operation as estimated by the American Automobile Association includes fuel, insurance, depreciation, maintenance. :
  • Total Yearly Cost of Your Commute:

Baltimore Regional Recovery Dashboard

COVID-19 Transportation Impacts

The dashboards below summarize the impacts of COVID-19 on transportation in the Baltimore region. The first dashboard highlights key transportation indicators in the Baltimore region including MTA ridership, traffic volumes, truck volumes, and trips on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The second dashboard summarizes county-level transportation behavior including the percentage of people staying home, miles traveled per person, and trips per person.


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Employment Statistics

The dashboards below summarize various employment data points. The first dashboard summarizes monthly employment for 2-digit and 4-digit NAICS industry codes in the United States, Maryland, Baltimore Region, and all counties in Maryland. The second dashboard summarizes monthly employment and unemployment in Maryland by county.

The final four dashboards summarize weekly unemployment insurance claims in U.S. States, Maryland counties, and the characteristics of UI claimants in U.S. States by age, sex, race, ethnicity, and industry of employment.

Development Permits in the Baltimore Region

Every new construction project and any significant improvement to an existing structure requires a building permit issued by the local government--the county or an incorporated municipality. Six major jurisdictions—Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties—issue permits in the Baltimore region*.

These dashboards include data on both residential and non-residential building permit activity in the Baltimore region since 2007. The residential permits dashboard summarizes the number of units permitted for both multi-family and single family dwellings while the non-residential dashboard summarizes the value of alterations and new construction permits.

*BMC plans to incorporate Queen Anne's County data into BMC's Building Permit Data System by the end of FY 2021.


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Telework Eligibility in the Baltimore Region

This dashboard summarizes telework eligibility and the demographic characteristics of workers by (a) occupation group and (b) their place of residence. Telework eligibility appears to be more correlated with some demographic characteristics than others. For example, workers tend to earn more and have higher levels of educational attainment in occupation groups with higher shares of telework eligibility.


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Most Exposed Sectors

The dashboards below present economic data on the sectors that are most exposed to economic impacts from COVID-19. The most exposed sectors* are those that were/are either shut down or experienced reduced demand such as restaurants and bars, travel and transportation, entertainment, personal services, other sensitive retail, and sensitive manufacturing.

These dashboards compare the most exposed sectors to all other sectors in the economy for data points such as jobs, gross regional product, payrolled business locations, and median hourly wages.


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*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics and Joseph S. Vavra, “Shutdown sectors represent large share of all U.S. employment” (Chicago, IL: Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago, March 27, 2020)