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Maryland Adds 11,700 Private Sector Jobs in June and the Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

Since January 2015, Maryland gained 74,100 jobs

BALTIMORE, MD (July 22, 2016) – 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 9,800 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 11,700 jobs. Five months in 2016 have posted over-the-month job gains. Maryland’s preliminary jobs estimate for May was revised by BLS from a gain of 2,500 to a loss of 200 jobs.

Maryland's June unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent from the May rate of 4.5 percent.

“Since day one, our administration has been committed to strengthening the economy and putting hard-working Marylanders back to work,” said Governor Hogan. “The continued rapid growth of jobs in our state underscores our ongoing efforts to make Maryland more business friendly and create new opportunities for our citizens.”

"Maryland businesses have created more than 11,000 jobs in June which includes gains in manufacturing," said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. "The Maryland Department of Labor is focused on addressing the needs of local businesses through our collaborative and comprehensive employment and training services designed to prepare Marylanders to be successful in the workforce."

According to the data released today, the Leisure and Hospitality sector increased by 6,100 jobs. (Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation subsector increased by 3,100 jobs and the Accommodation and Food Services subsector increased by 3,000 jobs.) The Information sector increased by 2,900 jobs. The Professional and Business Services sector increased by 2,600 jobs. (The Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector increased by 3,200 jobs and the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector decreased by 600 jobs.) The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector increased by 1,700 jobs. (The Retail Trade subsector increased by 900 jobs, the Wholesale Trade subsector increased by 500 jobs and the Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector increased by 300 jobs.) The Manufacturing sector increased by 300 jobs (The Non-Durable Goods subsector increased by 400 jobs and the Durable Goods subsector decreased by 100 jobs.) The Mining, Logging and Construction sector increased by 100 jobs.

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