Maryland Adds 1,100 Manufacturing Jobs in November
BALTIMORE, MD (December 16, 2016) – 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 100 total jobs over-the-month. Since January of 2015, Maryland's private sector employers have added 62,800 jobs.
Maryland's preliminary November unemployment rate held steady at 4.2 percent.
"This year, Maryland businesses have created 19,300 new jobs which is due in part to our recent gains in both manufacturing and the leisure and hospitality industry," said Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. "The Hogan Administration has been focused on creating a more business-friendly culture within the State to foster a renewed confidence in our economy where local businesses can thrive."
According to data released today, the Leisure and Hospitality sector added 2,200 jobs (The Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector increased by 3,200 jobs, the Management of companies and enterprises subsector increased by 100 jobs and the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector decreased by 2,300 jobs.) The Manufacturing sector increased by 1,100 jobs. (The durable goods subsector increased by 400 jobs and the Non-durable goods subsector increased by 700 jobs.) The Professional and Business Services sector increased by 1,000 jobs. (The Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector increased by 3,200 jobs, the Management of companies and enterprises subsector increased by 100 jobs and the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector decreased by 2,300 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.
For immediate access to this month's jobs data please go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website.
Summar J. Goodman
Director of Constituent Service and Outreach