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Maryland Department of Labor Releases March Jobs Report

BALTIMORE (April 17, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 20,900 and the unemployment rate remained at 3.3%.

Last month, the Mining, Logging, and Construction sector increased by 600 jobs from the Construction subsector. The Financial Activities sector remained the same.

The Leisure and Hospitality sector decreased by 11,600 jobs from the Accommodation and Food Services (10,300) and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (1,300) subsectors. The Professional and Business Services sector decreased by 5,700 jobs from the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (3,800) and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,000) subsectors. This decrease was offset by an increase of 100 jobs from the Management of Companies and Enterprises subsector.

Other sectors that experienced decline last month include: Other Services (1,500); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (800); Manufacturing (700); Education and Health Services (600); and Information (500).

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The Maryland Department of Labor 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 the Maryland Department of Labor on Twitter (@MD_Labor), Facebook and visit our website.

Employment Situation

Note: Data is transferred to the Maryland Department of Labor’s website directly from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) servers. A slight lag may exist as our database is refreshed. For more immediate access to this month's jobs data, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website.

Fallon Pearre