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Maryland sees lowest unemployment rate since the start of the pandemic

Posted at 10:15 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 10:15:21-05

BALTIMORE, md. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data today. Maryland added 24,100 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.8% in November—the lowest level since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maryland has regained a total of 245,700 jobs, with 254,800 jobs gained in the private sector. The state has regained 68% of private sector jobs lost during the pandemic.

The Professional and Business Services sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 7,200 jobs. The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector increased by 6,700 jobs and the Education and Health Services sector increased by 4,800 jobs.

October’s preliminary jobs estimate was revised from a gain of 10,200 jobs to a gain of 25,500 jobs.