Maryland Employment Situation - January 2010


BALTIMORE (3/10/10) - Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez announced that Maryland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose in January to 7.5 percent, from December's revised rate of 7.4 percent. The unemployment rate in Maryland continues to be substantially below the national rate, which was 9.7 percent in January.

"While it is not yet across the board, we are seeing some signs of improvement in Maryland's employment market," Secretary Sanchez said. "Employment in such economically sensitive sectors as construction, retail, and leisure and hospitality rose in January."

Maryland employers cut approximately 2,500 payroll jobs during January, with declines in local government, health care services and financial services offsetting the improvements in other sectors.

County unemployment numbers will be available at DLLR website beginning Friday, March 19. Unemployed Marylanders are encouraged to visit our website to find their local One- Stop Career Center.

Maryland Employment Situation