BALTIMORE, MD (January 25, 2022) – 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 4,700 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.0% in December. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maryland has regained 324,600 total jobs with 304,300 gained in the private sector. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 99,700 jobs. The Professional and Business Services sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 3,000 jobs from the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (2,500), Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (300), and Management of Companies and Enterprises (200) subsectors.

Other sectors that experienced growth include Other Services (1,200); Leisure and Hospitality (900); Education and Health Services (400); Financial Activities (200); and Manufacturing (100).

Sectors that experienced decline last month include Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (900); Mining, Logging, and Construction (800); and Information (100).

Note: Data is transferred to the Maryland Department of Labor’s website directly from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) servers. A slight lag may exist as our database is refreshed. For more immediate access to this month’s jobs data please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website. Please visit the Maryland Department of Labor’s website to view the current employment situation.


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  1. Sorry, I ain’t buying the spin! Biden, and his mouthpiece liar, Psaki, have been spinning every piece of economic information that comes out. Maryland did NOT gain 4,700 jobs in December. 4,700 jobs BECAME AVAILABLE because most of these 4,700 jobs are the result of employees quitting their jobs. Likewise, the Unemployment rate did NOT decrease. The number of people who were drawing Unemployment Benefits every week, are no longer eligible for benefits because they used them all. Yes, less people drawing Unemployment LOOKS like unemployment decreased, but it did not. Biden and his crooked administration have been cooking the books ever since he came into office.

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