Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and its unemployment rate dropped, according to the latest statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor. The private sector added 9,400 jobs.
The 4.1 percent unemployment rate in June dropped a tenth of a percentage point from May, when it was 4.2 percent. The Maryland rate is below the national average of 4.4 percent.
“Since Governor Hogan took office, Maryland has gained a total of 106,700 jobs with more than 92,000 jobs coming from businesses,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz in a statement announcing the numbers. “At the Maryland Department of Labor, we are focused on expanding our employment and training resources to create more opportunities as we are changing Maryland for the better.”
In the data released Friday:
- The professional and business services sector increased by 6,100 jobs, including 4,700 jobs in the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector; 1,300 jobs in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector; and 100 jobs in the Management of Companies and Enterprises subsector.
- The education and health services sector increased by 1,600 jobs.
- the financial activities sector increased by 1,200 jobs.
- Maryland lost 2,100 jobs in the wholesale trade sector.
- Maryland also lost 600 manufacturing jobs.