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Maryland Adds 700 Jobs in October

Since January 2015, Maryland gained 71,800 jobs

BALTIMORE, MD (November 18, 2016) – 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 700 total jobs over-the-month. Maryland employers have added 66,600 jobs since January of 2015.

Maryland's preliminary October unemployment rate held steady at 4.2 percent.

"A key to Maryland job growth is to provide businesses with the skilled workforce they need to compete in the regional and global economies. A ​​premiere workforce solution for Maryland’s businesses and jobseekers is apprenticeships. Under the leadership of Governor Larry Hogan, apprenticeships now are not only available in industries such as plumbing, electrical and construction, but in cyber​ ​security, biotechnology, and healthcare. This broader approach gives more Maryland employers the opportunity to create a pipeline of world-class talent in these in-demand fields​," said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz.

According to the data released today, the Manufacturing Supersector added 900 jobs in the durable goods sector. The Professional and Business Services Supersector gained 2,600 jobs. (The Professional, scientific, and technical services sector added 1,100 jobs. The Management of companies and enterprises sector gained 100 jobs. The Administrative support and waste management and remediation services sector gained 1,400 jobs.) The Education and Health Services Supersector added 2,500 jobs. (The Educational services sector decreased by 400 jobs and the health care and social assistance sector gained 2,900 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.

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.

For immediate access to this month's jobs data please go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website.

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