BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data.
According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 1,200 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.9 percent in September. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 65,700 jobs.
The Leisure and Hospitality sector had the largest private sector jobs growth with 2,400 jobs. Other sectors that experienced growth include: Professional and Business Services (700); Manufacturing (300); and Other Services (200).
Sectors that experienced a decline include: Education and Health Services (1,500); Financial Activities (1,500); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (1,100); Mining, Logging, and Construction (800); and Information (200).