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Adding 9,200 jobs in July gives Marylanders reason to celebrate, economist says

By Daraius Irani

Job numbers released on Friday (Aug. 21) gave Marylanders a reason to celebrate this past July’s activity. The revision of the June job numbers moved figures from an initial loss of 6,200 jobs between May and June to a loss of 3,400 jobs. However, July preliminary job estimates reported a 9,200 job increase from June to July.

Maryland’s economy has grown significantly since July 2014, adding an estimated 53,700 jobs to payrolls.

While several sectors are growing and expanding, five subsectors have stood out among the rest: Health Care and Social Assistance; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Retail.

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