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Md. adds 1,500 jobs in June; unemployment stays at 4%

The state of Maryland added 1,500 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 4.0% in June, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

June’s unemployment rate is the lowest since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared with June 2021, Maryland jobs are up by 86,900, an over-the-year change of 3.3%.

The education and health services sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 4,000 jobs from the health care and social services (3,500) and educational services sub-sectors (500).

Other sectors that experienced growth include other services (1,500), professional and business services (800) and leisure and hospitality (100).

Sectors that experienced a decline include mining, logging and construction (800), trade, transportation and utilities (800), information (600), financial activities (400) and manufacturing (400).

May’s preliminary jobs estimate as reported by BLS was revised upward by 1,000 jobs, from a gain of 10,500 to a gain of 11,500 jobs. Since the beginning of 2022, Maryland has gained 31,000 jobs.