Maryland gained 5,300 total jobs in July, according to the U. S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Maryland's jobs are up by 16,500 since this time last year.
"Maryland’s job growth exemplifies our employers’ faith in the state’s economy," said Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. "Finding qualified workers to fill these positions can be challenging. With even more jobs projected to come to the state through such programs as More Jobs for Marylanders, the Department of Labor is working continuously to help our employers build talent through innovative programs like apprenticeship and EARN Maryland. These industry-led programs meet specific workforce needs, ensuring a continual pipeline of qualified, ready workers."