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Maryland Adds 24,200 Jobs in August, Unemployment Rate Decreases to 6.9%

183,200 Jobs Gained in the Last Four Months

BALTIMORE (September 18, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 24,200 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.9% in August. In the last four months, Maryland has gained 183,200 jobs.

The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 5,800 jobs from the Accommodation and Food Services (4,000) and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (1,800) subsectors. The Professional and Business Services sector increased by 5,100 jobs.

Other sectors that experienced growth include: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3,700); Other Services (3,400); Education and Health Services (2,300); Financial Activities (1,200); and Information (300).

The Mining, Logging, and Construction sector decreased by 500 jobs. The Manufacturing sector decreased by 200.

July’s preliminary jobs estimate was revised upwards by 2,800 jobs, from a gain of 53,900 jobs to a gain of 56,700 jobs.

Note: Data is transferred to the Maryland Department of Labor’s website directly from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) servers. A slight lag may exist as our database is refreshed. For more immediate access to this month's jobs data please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website. Please visit the Maryland Department of Labor's website to view the current employment situation.

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