Maryland Adds 9,200 Jobs in July
100 percent of jobs gains in the private sector
BALTIMORE, MD (August 21, 2015) – 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 9,200 jobs. Compared with July 2014, Maryland total jobs are up by 53,700. Maryland’s preliminary jobs estimate for June was revised upward by BLS from a loss of 6,200 jobs to a decrease of 3,400 jobs.
Maryland’s July preliminary unemployment rate remained at 5.2 percent from the June revised rate of 5.2 percent. “It’s great to see we’re adding jobs in Maryland. With every business that relocates, expands or starts up in Maryland, it brings jobs. It's a catalyst for other businesses to come here, and that means more jobs and more Marylanders getting back to work. That builds a stronger economy for the State of Maryland," said the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Kelly M. Schulz.
According to data released today, the Professional and Business Services sector added 7,900 jobs. (The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector gained 3,100 jobs. The Management of Companies and Enterprises subsector gained 100 jobs and the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector added 4,700 jobs.) The Information sector gained 100 jobs. The Financial Activities sector added 1,800 jobs. (The Finance and Insurance subsector added 400 jobs and the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing subsector gained 1,400 jobs.) The Education and Health Services sector gained 2,200 jobs. (The Educational Services subsector added 1,900 jobs and the Health Care and Social Assistance subsector gained 300 jobs.)
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Note: Data is spidered in on the DLLR website directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) using Datazoa and a slight lag may exist as the database is refreshed.
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