Maryland added 100 jobs in November, making it the fifth month in a row with little to no job growth. Maryland’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average at 4.2 percent – the national unemployment rate is 4.6 percent. However, the country is seeing job growth at 1.6 percent, while Maryland’s job growth has been 1.1 percent since November 2015.
The leisure and hospitality sectors are seeing the greatest gains in Maryland, adding 2,200 jobs in November. The public sector added 1,900 jobs and manufacturing added 1,100 positions. Transportation and utilities employment fell by 3,100 jobs, and the construction industry lost 900 jobs in Maryland in November.