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Maryland Adds 53,900 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Decreases to 7.6%

156,200 Jobs Gained in the Last Three Months

BALTIMORE (August 21, 2020) – 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 53,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 7.6% in July. In the last three months, Maryland has gained 156,200 jobs.

The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 26,100 jobs. The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector increased by 8,300 jobs from the Retail Trade (5,500), Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (2,500), and Wholesale Trade (300) subsectors.

Other sectors that experienced growth include: Other Services (4,100); Mining, Logging, and Construction (2,600); Manufacturing (1,500); Financial Activities (600); and Information (100).

The Professional and Business Services sector decreased by 2,500 jobs. The Education and Health Services sector decreased by 500 jobs.

June’s preliminary jobs estimate was revised upwards by 5,600 jobs, from a gain of 68,300 jobs to a gain of 73,900 jobs.

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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