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Maryland Adds 1,900 Jobs in January

Since January, Maryland gained 44,800 jobs

BALTIMORE, MD (March 14, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 1,900 total jobs over-the-month. From January 2015 to January 2016, the private sector added 43,000 jobs. Please note that Maryland’s preliminary jobs estimate for December was revised by BLS from a gain of 10,500 jobs to a gain of 3,300 jobs.

The Maryland January preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent, from 5.0 percent (December revised).

"Maryland's jobs numbers trending upward is what we're continually working toward. It shows that the Maryland Department of Labor is changing Maryland for the better by focusing on economic development and jobs. We are proud of where our state is headed – putting people back to work and turning our economy around," said Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor.

According to data released today, the Professional and Business Services sector increased by 2,800 jobs. (The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector added 4,600 jobs. Job gains in Professional and Business Services were mainly driven by firms in: Computer Systems Design and Related Services and Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services.)

The Mining, Logging and Construction sector gained 800 jobs. (The Manufacturing subsector added 900 jobs the Durable Goods subsector gained 500 jobs and the Non-Durable Goods subsector added 400 jobs.)

The Financial Activities sector added 700 jobs. (The Real Estate and Rental and Leasing subsector increased by 700 jobs.)

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) is committed to safeguarding and protecting Marylanders. We're proud to support the economic stability of the state by providing businesses, the workforce and the consuming public with high quality customer-focused regulatory, employment and training services. For updates and information, follow DLLR on Twitter (@MD_DLLR), Facebook and visit our website.

Employment Situation

Note: Data is spidered in on the DLLR website directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) using Datazoa and a slight lag may exist as the database is refreshed.

For immediate access to this month's jobs data please go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website.