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Maryland Adds 3,400 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

Maryland added 3,400 in September, sending the unemployment rate down slightly to to 4.2 percent. The drop comes after unemployment had been holding steady at 4.3 percent for the past three months.

The financial services sector added 1,500 jobs, while 4,900 new government jobs helped spur Maryland’s job growth, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Professional and business services jobs increased by 700.

Meanwhile, many sectors lost jobs. Trade, transportation, and utilities lost 1,300 jobs and leisure and hospitality lost 1,600 jobs. The education and health services sector declined by 1,800 and the manufacturing sector decreased by 100 jobs.

Read the full article from the Baltimore Business Journal.

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