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Maryland Lost 9,000 Jobs In July

August 20th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

July was rough in Maryland when it comes to unemployment. The state experienced one of the largest job declines in the nation, as employers in Maryland cut 9,000 jobs last month. According to the Department of Labor the job losses mean Maryland’s unemployment rate has increased at 6.1 percent. Only Ohio lost more jobs in July while most of the country gained jobs. The final numbers could change because jobs in education aren't measured during the summer. The employment numbers in the state have not gone unnoticed by Maryland’s federal representatives. U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski says taking advantage of the existing federal resources available could go a long way toward boosting the state’s economy.

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