ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Preliminary numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor show Maryland gained 8,400 jobs in November, lowering the unemployment rate to 5.4 percent.
For a fourth straight month, the numbers have continued to be at their lowest since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maryland last month added jobs more than twice as fast as the rest of the U.S.
The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector led the way with a gain of 5,100 jobs. That sector has now recovered all jobs lost during the pandemic.
Since the beginning of 2021, the state has gained a total of 91,000 jobs.