October 21st, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Maryland was one of 41 states where the unemployment rate fell during September, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. Maryland's unemployment rate fell last month to 6.9 percent- the first time since June that Maryland's unemployment rate fell below 7 percent. Figures released by the O'Malley Administration show the state added 9,800 jobs during the month, with all but 200 in the private sector. September's increase tops last year's August-to-September gain of 9,500 jobs. This marks the largest gain for the month since 2003, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.