BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland added 16,700 jobs in February and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 5%, according to New figures published from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The state’s unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the country, trailing only Washington DC (6.1%), New Mexico (5.6%), Alaska (5.4%), California (5.0%). 4%), Pennsylvania (5.1%), and Nevada (5.1%), according to federal data. The national unemployment rate is 3.8%.
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From January to February, the unemployment rate fell by 0.4%. Compared to February 2021, this rate decreased by 0.7%.
More than 2.7 million Marylanders entered the workforce last month, up from 2.684 million in January 2022, a 0.6 percent increase.
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According to the Maryland Department of Labor, the Education and Health Services industry posted the strongest increase from January to February, adding 5,400 positions.
The Leisure and Hospitality and Commerce, Transport and Utilities sectors also saw significant gains, adding 4,700 and 3,800 jobs, respectively.
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The state labor department said manufacturing jobs in Maryland fell by 200 people.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/25/maryland-adds-16700-jobs-in-february-unemployment-falls-slightly-to-5/ Maryland Adds 16,700 Jobs In February, Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly to 5% – CBS Baltimore