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U.S. Labor Department: Maryland Added 2,800 Jobs in September

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BALTIMORE, Md. - Last month Maryland added a total of 2,800 jobs, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In September public sector jobs increased by 3,300 in the state, including an increase of 900 federal jobs over-the-month. The private sector declined by 500 total jobs over-the-month.

Maryland's private sector added 17,000 jobs this year, the data shows. The state's preliminary unemployment rate for September was an estimated 6.3%, down a tenth of a percent from August.

“Maryland employers are creating jobs in our Manufacturing and Professional and Business Services sectors,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Leonard Howie. Our investments in skills development and training are helping to put more Marylanders back to work through initiatives such as EARN Maryland, created and funded by the state to ensure that Maryland employers have the skills they need to compete in an ever-changing 21st century workforce.”

The nonpartisan Pew Center on the States ranked Maryland among the top three states in the nation for upward economic mobility, and the U.S. Census recently confirmed that Maryland continues to have the #1 median household income in America.

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