BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland gained 8,400 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 5.4% in November, according to the US Department of Labor’s employment and unemployment data. Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday release.
This is the lowest unemployment rate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement from Maryland Department of Labor.
In November, Maryland added jobs more than twice as fast as the rest of the country, according to the statement. The commercial, transportation and utilities sectors have recovered all of the jobs lost to the pandemic, and since the beginning of 2021, the state has added 91,000 jobs.
According to the report, the trade, transport and utilities sectors also had the largest increase in private sector employment with 5,100 jobs. Other areas of growth include: professional services and business with 2,500; mining, logging and construction with 1,500; produced with 700; and other services with 500.
The financial activity sector saw a significant decline with 2,100 jobs. Other sectors that fell were: education and health services down 1,400; entertainment and hospitality with 600 and information with 400.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/17/maryland-adds-8400-jobs-in-november-as-unemployment-rate-drops-to-5-4-percent/ Maryland adds 8,400 jobs in November as unemployment falls to 5.4% – CBS Baltimore