Maryland Adds 3,400 Jobs in September – Unemployment rate driven down to 4.2 percent

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
500 N. Calvert Street ~ Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Larry Hogan, Governor – Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor – Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary

BALTIMORE, MD (October 21, 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 3,400 jobs over-the-month. Maryland has added 46,200 jobs since September of 2015.

Maryland’s preliminary September unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent.

“Along with this month’s jobs growth, Maryland’s unemployment rate improved to 4.2 percent in September. By continuing to cultivate a thriving workforce, prepared with the skills needed by today’s employers, the Maryland Department of Labor is helping to make our economy stronger and providing a better quality of life for Marylanders,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “Our industry-driven workforce programs, including EARN and Maryland Business Works, are significant factors in changing Maryland for the better.”

According to the data released today, the Financial Activities Supersector added 1,500 jobs. (The Finance and Insurance Sector added 1,100 and the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Sector added 400 jobs.The Professional and Business Services Supersector gained 700 jobs. (The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector added 200 and the Management of Companies and Enterprises Sector added 500 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.
 

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