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Unemployment claims in Maryland are 12 percent lower than previous week

BALTIMORE, MD—Unemployment claims seem to be dropping quickly in Maryland. For the week of January 23, new unemployment claims in Maryland were 11.97% lower than in the previous week, despite high inflation and the threat of a recession, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most. Key Stats: Weekly unemployment claims in Maryland …


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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 …


Baltimore County awarded over $2 million to grow emerging offshore wind workforce

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that Baltimore County was awarded over $2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge funding through the Maryland Department of Labor to connect residents to regional training programs and apprenticeships for career paths in offshore wind industry. “The legacy of Sparrows Point is one built on good jobs for families, …

Baltimore County Police Department launches new online recruitment tool

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has announced the launch of a new recruitment website. This online tool further expands the department’s capabilities to attract top prospects to the profession. Job applicants can now directly connect and communicate with members of the Baltimore County Police Department’s Employment Section. First-hand testimonials offer applicants a comprehensive view of the department’s diversity, inclusivity, …

Governor Hogan announces groundbreaking advancements for MD THINK platform

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced new groundbreaking advancements through the state’s MD THINK (Maryland Total Human Services Integrated Network) platform, including a new MD Job Genie to help better connect job seekers to employers ready to hire. First announced in 2017, MD THINK is a first-in-the-nation cloud-based platform to deliver integrated health and human services programs. “MD THINK …

Maryland town ranked among best places in U.S. to find a job

BALTIMORE, MD—With the unemployment rate at 3.7 percent and employers planning to hire 15 percent  more new graduates from the Class of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2023’s Best Places to Find a Job.  One Maryland town made the list. To determine the strongest local job …

Maryland gained 1,400 jobs in November, unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s total jobs increased by 1,400 and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.3 percent in November. The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 2,200 jobs. Other sectors adding jobs …

Governor Hogan announces preliminary FY24 budget plan, health care investments for rural and vulnerable communities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced preliminary recommendations for the state’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget, a plan that supports continued economic growth and community revitalization, strong fiscal responsibility and budget sustainability, and key investments in critical areas—including expanding access to health care for rural and vulnerable communities. “I pledged to bring fiscal responsibility and common sense to our …