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Maryland Gains 2,500 Jobs in May

Since January 2015, Maryland gained 67,000 jobs.

BALTIMORE, MD (June 17, 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 2,500 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 1,100 jobs. Five months in 2016 have posted over-the-month job gains. Since January 2015, Maryland has added 67,000 jobs. Maryland’s preliminary jobs estimate for April was revised by BLS from a gain of 200 to a gain of 300 jobs.

Maryland's unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent from the April rate of 4.6 percent.

"As Governor Hogan continues to focus on jobs and economic development, the state is creating a more business friendly culture which is a conduit for job creation," said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. "Maryland's private sector continues to thrive with the addition of jobs in manufacturing as well as education and health services -- making new opportunities available to more Marylanders."

According to the data released today, the Education and Health Services sector increased by 6,200 jobs. (The Health Care and Social Assistance subsector increased by 4,600 jobs and the Educational Services subsector increased by 1,600 jobs.) The Professional and Business Services sector increased by 3,300 jobs. (The Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector increased by 2,600 jobs, the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector increased by 900 jobs and the Management of Companies and Enterprises subsector decreased by 200 jobs.) The Manufacturing sector increased by 600 jobs. (The Durable Goods subsector increased by 300 jobs and the Non-Durable Goods subsector increased by 300 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.

For immediate access to this month's jobs data please go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website.