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Maryland Department of Labor releases December jobs report, unemployment rate falls to 4.0 percent

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released state jobs and unemployment data for Maryland.

According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 200 and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.0 percent in December.

The Mining, Logging, and Construction sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 2,200 jobs.

Other sectors adding jobs include: Other Services (1,600); Education and Health Services (1,100); and Government (400).

Sectors that experienced a decline include: Professional and Business Services (1,200); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (1,200); Information (1,000); Financial Activities (800); Manufacturing (700); and Leisure and Hospitality (600).

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