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Maryland Gained 5,300 Jobs in September Unemployment Rate Decreased to 4.0%

State Has Gained 59,300 Jobs in 2022

BALTIMORE, MD (October 21, 2022) – 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 gained 5,300 jobs, and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.0% in September. Since the beginning of 2022, Maryland has gained a total of 59,300 jobs.

Compared with September 2021, Maryland jobs are up by 88,500, an over-the-year change of 3.3%.

The Leisure and Hospitality sector had the most jobs gained, with 3,500 jobs added from the Accommodation and Food Services (2,600) and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (900) subsectors.

Other sectors that experienced jobs growth include: Professional and Business Services (800); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (700); Other Services (200); Education and Health Services (100); Mining, Logging, and Construction (100). Information sector employment remained the same. 

The Financial Activities sector decreased by 2,000 jobs and the Manufacturing sector decreased by 200 jobs.

August’s jobs estimates were revised upwards by 2,100 jobs, from a gain of 5,500 jobs to a gain of 7,600 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.

Joe Farren
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