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Since January, Maryland Has Gained 47,900 Jobs

Maryland adds 3,600 jobs in November

BALTIMORE, MD (December 18, 2015) – 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 3,600 jobs. Maryland’s preliminary jobs estimate for October was revised upward by BLS from a gain of from a gain of 10,800 to a gain of 11,900 jobs. From November 2014 to November 2015, the private sector has added 46,100 jobs. Maryland’s November preliminary unemployment rate increased to 5.2 percent from the October revised rate of 5 percent.

“November’s jobs growth again shows that more Maryland businesses are embracing the Hogan Administration’s economic policies and recognize that Maryland is ‘Open for Business’. Maryland’s civilian labor force grew by nearly 9,500, suggesting that at least some previously discouraged workers who had given up their job search have gained confidence in Maryland’s economy and started looking for work again. That’s good news," said the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Kelly M. Schulz.

According to data released today, the Mining, Logging, and Construction sector added 300 jobs. The Manufacturing sector added 1,200 jobs. (The Durable Goods subsector gained 300 jobs and the Non-Durable Goods subsector added 900 jobs.) Job gains in Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing were from expansions by firms in both food and chemical manufacturing. The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector gained 1,900 jobs. (The Wholesale Trade subsector added 700 jobs, the Retail Trade subsector decreased by 700 jobs and the Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector added 1,900 jobs.) The Professional and Business Services sector added 900 jobs. (Firms in the Scientific Research and Development Services subsector providing the most jobs growth in the sector, adding 1,100 jobs. The Management of Companies and Enterprises subsector decreased by 100 and the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services decreased by 100 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.

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