Recently released figures from the U.S. Department of Labor indicate that for the second consecutive month, Maryland has seen a decline in unemployment rates. The Gazette reports,
“We’re at the trend stage,” said Christian S. Johansson, secretary of the state Department of Business and Economic Development. “Maryland is in recovery mode.”
Employers in the state added a net 11,200 payroll jobs in May, with gains in almost every category. Hospitality and leisure saw a jump of about 4,000, while construction rose by 1,700 jobs.
One of the few sectors that saw a decline in May was education and health care, which tended to grow during the recession. That category declined by 1,700 last month.