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Md. job count, unemployment rate both up in June

Maryland added 7,700 jobs in June, based on preliminary data, but unemployment rose to 5.8 percent, compared to 5.6 percent in May.

Most of the jobs — 7,100 — came from the private sector, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation reported. The state has now added about 24,100 jobs since June 2013.

Leaders in private sector job growth were leisure and hospitality, adding 2,100 jobs, and financial activities, which added 1,700 jobs. Health care and social assistance as a subsector added 3,600 jobs.

Maryland’s jobs numbers for May were revised as well, showing a decrease of 6,800 jobs, rather than the originally reported decrease of 1,300.