Maryland Adds 68,300 Jobs in June, Unemployment Rate Decreases to 8%
96,700 Jobs Gained in the Last Two Months
BALTIMORE (July 17, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 68,300 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 8% in June. In the last two months, Maryland has gained 96,700 jobs.
The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 23,200 jobs. The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector increased by 14,900 jobs from the Retail Trade (10,100), Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (3,200), and Wholesale Trade (1,600) subsectors.
Other sectors that experienced growth include: Other Services (9,000); Education and Health Services (7,900); Mining, Logging, and Construction (5,700); Manufacturing (2,300); and Professional and Business Services (1,300).
The Financial Activities sector decreased by 1,200 jobs. This decrease was offset by an increase of 400 jobs from the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing subsector. The Information sector decreased by 400 jobs.
Note: Data is transferred to the Maryland Department of Labor’s website directly from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) servers. A slight lag may exist as our database is refreshed. For more immediate access to this month's jobs data please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website. Please visit the Maryland Department of Labor's website to view the current employment situation.