April marks 12th consecutive month of Maryland job growth, unemployment rate remains at 6.2%

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 3,800 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2% in April.

This marks the twelfth consecutive month of job growth in Maryland. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 27,700 jobs.

The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 2,400 jobs. The Professional and Business Services sector, a pillar of the state’s economy employing more than 450,000 individuals, has made a full recovery as of April. This sector now employs more workers than before the pandemic.

Other sectors that experienced growth include: Professional and Business Services (1,400); Manufacturing (1,100); Education and Health Services (100); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (100); and Other Services (100).

Sectors that experienced declines include Mining, Logging, and Construction (1,700) and Financial Activities (200).

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