July 29th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Washington County’s unemployment rate rose in June, now at 8.7 percent from May’s revised 8.5 percent. The figures released Friday by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The May rate was revised from the 8.6 percent originally listed in the report for May. A year ago, in June 2011, the jobless rate was 10.3 percent.