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Maryland Adds 11,500 Jobs in February

Hiring soared in Maryland last month, as employers added 11,500 jobs, powering the strongest three-month surge of job creation the state has seen since the Great Recession.

The gains, reported Friday by the U.S. Labor Department, pulled more than 14,000 people into the labor force, as people started working or looking for work. Despite that jump, the unemployment rate held steady at 4.2 percent, below the national average, as most people found jobs.

Since February 2016, Maryland firms have added about 57,800 jobs, swelling payrolls 2.1 percent. That’s the fastest year-over-year growth since 2011. The Labor Department also revised its figures for January to a gain of 13,200, nearly double the previous estimate.

Read the full article from The Baltimore Sun.


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