BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland added 3,900 jobs in March and unemployment rate reported fell below 5% newly released numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The unemployment rate of 4.6% is the lowest since the pandemic began, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. But Maryland still has one of the highest rates in the country, behind only Washington, DC (6%), Alaska (5%), Nevada (5%), California (4.9%), and Pennsylvania (4.9%). Illinois (4.7%). %).
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Connecticut and New York are also at 4.6%, a full point above the national unemployment rate.
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The state Department of Labor said the leisure and hospitality industry accounted for nearly 3 in 4 new jobs in the economy last month.
Manufacturing fell by 400 jobs and the financial sector lost 300 jobs, the department said.
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The agency said 18,300 jobs have been added in Maryland since the beginning of the year.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/04/15/maryland-adds-3900-jobs-in-march-unemployment-rate-falls-to-4-6/ Maryland adds 3,900 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls to 4.6% – CBS Baltimore