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