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Maryland gained 13,100 jobs in March, unemployment rate remains steady at 2%

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 13,100 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2% in March.

This marks the eleventh consecutive month of job growth in Maryland.

The Professional and Business Services sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 3,200 jobs. Other sectors that experienced growth include: Leisure and Hospitality (2,600); Mining, Logging, and Construction (2,400); Education and Health Services (1,100); Other Services (800); Financial Activities (700); and Manufacturing (600).

Sectors that experienced declines include Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (700) and Information (500).

“After 11 consecutive months of job growth, Maryland has gained 13,100 jobs during the month of March,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “Since the beginning of the year, the state has gained a total of 24,200 jobs.

February’s preliminary jobs estimate was revised upwards by 1,900 jobs, from a loss of 700 to a gain of 1,200 jobs. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 24,200 jobs.

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