State has recovered more than 99 percent of jobs lost in national recession
BALTIMORE, MD (July 18, 2013) –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 gained 4,300 total jobs in June. Maryland’s
private sector added 6,200 jobs—the highest private sector
job level for June since 2008. Working together, we’ve recovered
more than 99 percent of the jobs lost in the national recession.
Five out of six months in 2013 have posted over-the-month
job gains. With BLS revision, Maryland’s May jobs numbers
were revised upward to reflect a gain of 6,500 jobs.
According to the BLS, Maryland’s preliminary June unemployment rate increased 0.3 percentage points over-the-month
to 7 percent. With revision, Maryland’s May unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent.
“The fact that Maryland has recovered nearly all of the jobs lost during the recession proves that the
O’Malley-Brown Administration is making better choices that are delivering better results for Maryland’s
middle class families,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Leonard Howie. “The Maryland Department of Labor supports
this mission with programs like EARN Maryland, which is designed to create formal career paths to good jobs,
reduce barriers to employment and sustain growing middle class jobs.”
In the private sector, the Leisure & Hospitality sector added 3,200 jobs. The Education, Health Care
& Social Assistance sector added 1,600 jobs. The Professional & Business Services sector grew by 400 jobs.
In response to the accidental release of the preliminary employment statistics for June 2013,
Secretary Leonard Howie will brief the media on the June 2013 jobs report during a conference call this evening at
5:30 p.m. Call-in number: 1-(877)-274-9107.
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protecting consumers, providing a safety net and cultivating a thriving workforce that can meet the demands of
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