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Maryland gained 22,200 jobs in July; unemployment dropped to 6%

Maryland gained 22,200 jobs in July as the unemployment rate dropped to 6%, according to preliminary survey data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This is the 15th month of consecutive job growth in the state. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 56,800 jobs.

The professional and business services sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 5,700 jobs from the professional, scientific and technical services (2,900), administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (2,700), and management of companies and enterprises (100) subsectors.

Other sectors that experienced growth include trade, transportation and utilities (2,300); leisure and hospitality (1,900); financial activities (1,200); manufacturing (1,200); and mining, logging and construction (500).

Sectors that experienced decline last month include education and health services (5,700); other services (600); and information (300).

June’s preliminary jobs estimate was revised upward by 7,500, now reflecting a growth of 1,100 jobs from a loss of 6,400.

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