Maryland’s Unemployment Rate Declines From Last Year

Maryland’s jobless rate was a statistically significant 0.8% less than October 2015 according to the U.S. Labor Department’s recent report.

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Maryland is one of several states that showed statistically significant declines in unemployment.

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, deeper analysis reveals a slowdown in Maryland’s job growth Maryland over the past six months,

The numbers reflected a slowdown in the state’s job growth that has persisted over the past three to six months, with weaknesses in areas such as construction, transportation, and leisure and hospitality. But the preliminary October data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics showed strength in health care and education.

For more information, see the full story, State jobless rate holds steady in October; 700 jobs added from the Baltimore Sun, and review statistics from the Department of Labor.