BALTIMORE, MD (July 22, 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 added 1,500 jobs, and the unemployment rate remained 4.0% in June. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compared with June 2021, Maryland jobs are up by 86,900, an over-the-year change of 3.3%.

The Education and Health Services sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 4,000 jobs from the Health Care and Social Services (3,500) and Educational Services sub-sectors (500).

Other sectors that experienced growth include Other Services (1,500); Professional and Business Services (800); and Leisure and Hospitality (100).

Sectors that experienced a decline include Mining, Logging, and Construction (800); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (800); Information (600); Financial Activities (400); and Manufacturing (400).

May’s preliminary jobs estimate as reported by BLS was revised upwards by 1,000 jobs, from a gain of 10,500 to a gain of 11,500 jobs. Since the beginning of 2022, Maryland has gained 31,000 jobs.

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

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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