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Maryland Gains 8,000 Jobs in April

Unemployment Rate Decreased to 2.5% - New Record Low

BALTIMORE, MD (May 19, 2023) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 8,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate decreased to 2.5%. This is the third consecutive month of record-setting low unemployment for Maryland. The BLS began publishing unemployment estimates for Maryland in January 1976.

The Public sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 5,500 jobs.

Other sectors adding jobs include: Professional and Business Services (2,900); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (1,300); Private Education and Health Services (600); and Information (400).

Sectors that experienced a decline include: Financial Activities (700); Leisure and Hospitality (600); Mining, Logging, and Construction (600); Manufacturing (400); and Other Services (400).

Note: Data is transferred to the Maryland Department of Labor’s website directly from BLS servers. Our database may be refreshed with a brief lag. For more immediate access to this month's jobs data, please visit the BLS website. 

Please visit the Maryland Department of Labor's website to view the current employment situation.

Jamie Mangrum