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Maryland Adds 2,700 Jobs in August

Since January, Maryland has gained 32,700 jobs

BALTIMORE, MD (September 18, 2015) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 2,700 jobs. Compared with August 2014, Maryland jobs are up by 52,900. Maryland’s preliminary jobs estimate for July was revised upward by BLS from a gain of 9,200 jobs to a gain of 9,700 jobs.

Maryland’s August preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent from the July revised rate of 5.2 percent.

“It’s great to see that Maryland is adding jobs and that the unemployment rate has dropped again. Governor Larry Hogan’s new initiative to cut hundreds of fees for many of DLLR’s customers is one more way we’re working to build a stronger economy for the State of Maryland and put more Marylanders back to work. From real estate professionals, to home improvement contractors, to appraisal management companies, a little relief goes a long way," said the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Kelly M. Schulz.

According to data released today, the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector added 200 jobs. (The Retail Trade subsector added 1,000 jobs, the Wholesale Trade subsector decreased by 600 jobs and the Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector decreased by 200 jobs.) The Financial Activities sector added 1,600 jobs. (The Finance and Insurance subsector gained 900 jobs and the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing subsector added 700 jobs.) The Education and Health Services sector gained 3,900 jobs. (The Educational Services subsector added 500 jobs and the Health Care and Social Assistance sector gained 3,400 jobs.) The Other Services sector added 1,100 jobs.

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Employment Situation

Note: Data is spidered in on the DLLR website directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) using Datazoa and a slight lag may exist as the database is refreshed.

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