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Maryland gained 10,500 jobs in May, unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent

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 10,500 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.0% in May. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maryland has regained a total of 334,200 jobs, with 313,500 …


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Maryland Department of Labor announces over $1.2 million in funding to grow nationally-recognized EARN Maryland program

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson this week announced the award of more than $1.2 million in state funds to grow the Department of Labor’s Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland program. EARN Maryland is the state’s nationally-recognized workforce solution that helps businesses cultivate the skilled workforce they need to compete while preparing Marylanders for meaningful careers. EARN Maryland …


Maryland’s unemployment rate falls to 4.2 percent, lowest level since beginning of pandemic

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’s total jobs decreased by 500 and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.2% in April, the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic. Compared with April 2021, Maryland jobs are up by 77,800, an over-the-year change …

Greenland Technologies to move forward with new manufacturing facility in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation, a technology developer and manufacturer of electric industrial vehicles and drivetrain systems for material handling machineries and vehicles, announced it has officially selected Baltimore County for the next phase of the company’s major U.S. expansion. The company conducted a comprehensive national selection process before selecting Maryland earlier this year. Baltimore County was then selected …

Maryland gained 3,600 jobs, unemployment rate fell in March

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 3,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.6% in March. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with …

Maryland gains 16,700 jobs, unemployment rate falls to 5.0 percent in February

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 16,700 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.0 percent in February. Compared with this time last year, Maryland jobs are up by 92,100, for an over-the-year increase of 3.5 percent. The Education and …

Governor Hogan announces elimination of four-year degree requirement for thousands of state jobs [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the launch of a multi-pronged, first-in-the-nation workforce development initiative to formally eliminate the four-year college degree requirement from thousands of state jobs. Spearheaded by the Maryland Department of Labor and the Maryland Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the state will work with partners to recruit and market these roles to job seekers …

Total Maryland jobs decreased in January, unemployment rate remained steady

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released state jobs and unemployment data on Monday. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 8,100 from December to January. The unemployment rate remained at 5.4 percent. During January, the Mining, Logging, and Construction sector added 800 jobs from the Construction subsector. The Wholesale Trade subsector …