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Maryland adds 24,100 jobs in November, unemployment rate falls to 6.8%

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 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. In its current recovery, Maryland has regained a total of 245,700 jobs, with 254,800 …


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Maryland adds 10,200 jobs in October

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 10,200 jobs and the unemployment rate increased to 7.8% in October. In the last six months, Maryland has gained a total of 206,300 jobs, with 220,900 jobs gained in the private sector. The …


Maryland adds 18,200 jobs in September

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 18,200 jobs and the unemployment rate increased to 7.2% in September. In the last five months, Maryland has gained a total of 194,900 jobs, with 201,300 jobs gained in the private sector. While private …

Maryland adds 24,200 jobs in August, unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released state jobs and unemployment data on Friday. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 24,200 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.9% in August. In the last four months, Maryland has gained 183,200 jobs. The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of …

Amazon hiring in Maryland as pandemic boosts online shopping

BALTIMORE, MD—Amazon is hiring in Maryland as the coronavirus pandemic triggers an online shopping boom. On Monday, the company announced that it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular employment opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and in select cities Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 to …

Maryland’s COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund saves nearly 9,000 small business jobs

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that more than $10 million has been awarded to 445 small businesses through the Maryland Department of Labor’s COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, saving more than 8,800 jobs. One of several relief programs introduced by the governor in March, the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund quickly provided crucial financial assistance to Maryland’s small businesses and …

Maryland adds 53,900 jobs in July, unemployment rate falls to 7.6 percent

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released state jobs and unemployment data on Friday morning. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 53,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 7.6% in July. In the last three months, Maryland has gained 156,200 jobs. The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase …

Maryland State Police, Baltimore County Police Department, National Guard to hold virtual job fair

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police are partnering with the Maryland National Guard and other law enforcement agencies to host a virtual job fair. The online event will take place on Thursday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will be able to chat live with a local National Guard recruiter and/or with …