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Maryland Outpaces National Employment Growth

September 18th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Maryland labor officials say the state outpaced nationwide employment growth by a factor of five in August. According to preliminary data, the state tacked on 14,200 jobs in August. The state unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent, below the 4.4 percent national average. While the national rate barely budged from July, the last time Maryland's unemployment was this low was in May 2008, before the recession. Governor Larry Hogan said that from day one, a top priority of his administration has been growing the private sector and creating more jobs and these numbers show there has been significant progress… ,mp3

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