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Jobs Increase in Maryland, Unemployment Drops

September 22nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

According to Governor Martin O'Malley, Maryland has recovered all of the jobs the state lost during the recession of 2008. A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this week announced 9,700 jobs were created in August, with 4,900 in the private sector. Additionally Maryland's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent in August to 7 percent. O'Malley signed an executive order Friday giving businesses preferential treatment in the procurement process that offer apprenticeship program to train new workers. 

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