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Maryland added nearly 11,000 jobs in October

Maryland gained 5,300 jobs in July, US Department of Labor reports
Posted at 10:38 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 15:27:55-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland added 10,700 jobs in October.

The U.S. Department of Labor made the announcement on Tuesday.

According to the report, 27,400 jobs were gained over the last three months, the largest quarterly increase since 2010.

Maryland’s unemployment rate also decreased to 3.6%, the lowest in over 11 years.

“Just over five years ago, our administration pledged to put more people back to work, grow the private sector, and turn the state’s struggling economy around,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “With the largest three-month job gain since 2010 and lowest unemployment rate in over a decade, I am proud to say that we have spurred an incredible economic resurgence in Maryland that has brought real and lasting change to our great state.”

Experiencing the most growth last month, was the Professional and Business Services sector, with an increase of 7,200 jobs, while the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector increased by 5,800 jobs.

The Mining, Logging, and Construction sector also increased by 1,600 jobs. Services, Financial Activities, and Leisure and Hospitality sectors also grew by a combine 900 jobs.

Only the Education and Health Services and Information sectors experienced a decrease, by 6,100 jobs.