A MDBizNews article (2016-04-15) reported that according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), Maryland led the nation in job growth for the month of March, adding 19,300 new jobs. The ranking is based on preliminary survey data from the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). From the article:
Maryland’s absolute job growth over-the-month outpaced all other states, according to the BLS report. Maryland’s growth of 19,300 was trailed by Ohio (18,300), New Jersey (17,300), Pennsylvania (15,300) and Illinois (14,700). By percent, Maryland tied with Hawaii for the highest over-the-month job growth. …
Professional and Business Services, which contributed 7,900 jobs, and Leisure and Hospitality, which contributed 5,000 jobs, are the largest contributing sectors to the March growth.