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Maryland Gains 2,500 Jobs In May

June 17th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today.

According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 2,500 total jobs over-the-month.

The private sector added 1,100 jobs. Five months in 2016 have posted over-the-month job gains. Since January 2015, Maryland has added 67,000 jobs.

Maryland’s preliminary jobs estimate for April was revised by BLS from a gain of 200 jobs to a gain of 300 jobs.

Maryland's unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent from the April rate of 4.6 percent.

 "As Governor Hogan continues to focus on jobs and economic development, the state is creating a more business-friendly culture which is a conduit for job creation," said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. "Maryland's private sector continues to thrive with the addition of jobs in manufacturing as well as education and health services — making new opportunities available to more Marylanders."

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