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Maryland business jobs added

Posted on September 9, 2016

According to the latest labor statistics, Maryland business jobs have been added.

Maryland added 2,900 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 7,300 jobs. Six months in 2016 have posted over-the-month job gains. Maryland’s preliminary jobs estimate for June was revised by BLS from a gain of 9,800 to a gain of 6,900 jobs.

Maryland’s July unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent.

“Businesses are returning to and expanding in our state, and that means more jobs and more opportunities for our top-notch workforce. Maryland is open for business,” said Governor Larry Hogan.

“Maryland jobs are on the rise. That is a true reflection of the Hogan administration’s commitment to restoring Maryland’s economy and creating jobs,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “At the Maryland Department of Labor, we are focused on growing Maryland’s economy through our collaborative, comprehensive employment and job training programs. Our industry-led initiative​​ EARN Maryland, is responsible for more than 1,000 Marylanders in jobs​. Through EARN, more than 2,500 Maryland workers have been trained in ​the ​skills they need to compete and succeed in today’s workforce.”

According to the data released today,the Professional and Business Services sector gained 6,200 jobs. (The Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector added 800 jobs the Management of Companies subsector added 100 jobs and the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services subsector gained 5,300 jobs.) The Education and Health Service sector added 2,900 jobs. (The Educational Services subsector added 1,000 jobs, the Health Care and the Social Assistance subsector added 1,900 jobs.) The Manufacturing sector added 100 jobs in the Non-Durable Goods subsector. The Information sector gained 700 jobs and the Other Services sector gained 1,000 jobs.

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