Maryland Gains 3,500 Jobs in April
BALTIMORE, MD (May 19, 2017) – 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 3,500 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 1,900 jobs. Since January 2015, Maryland has gained 98,400 jobs.
The unemployment rate is 4.3 percent.
“Employers are creating jobs because they understand Governor Hogan's commitment to supporting Maryland businesses, improving the economy and fostering new opportunities,” said Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “The Maryland Department of Labor continues to explore innovative approaches to workforce development to advance job growth in the State.”
According to the data released today, the Professional and Business Services Sector increased by 1,800 jobs.(The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector increased by 3,600 jobs and Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector decreased by 1,800 jobs.) The Financial Activities Sector increased by 1,200 jobs. (The Finance and Insurance subsector increased by 800 jobs and the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing subsector increased by 400 jobs.) The Leisure and Hospitality Sector increased by 700 jobs. (The Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation subsector increased by 1,600 jobs and the Accommodation and Food Services subsector decreased by 900 jobs.) The Information Sector increased by 700 jobs. The Manufacturing Sector increased by 200 jobs.
The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) is committed to safeguarding and protecting Marylanders. We're proud to support the economic stability of the state by providing businesses, the workforce, and the consuming public with high-quality, customer-focused regulatory, employment, and training services. For updates and information, follow DLLR on Twitter (@MD_DLLR), Facebook and visit our website.
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.
Summar J. Goodman
Director of Constituent Service and Outreach