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Maryland Gained 13,100 Jobs in March

Eleventh Consecutive Month of Job Growth

BALTIMORE (April 16, 2021) – 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 13,100 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2% in March. This is the eleventh consecutive month of job growth in Maryland.

The Professional and Business Services sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 3,200 jobs. Other sectors that experienced growth include: Leisure and Hospitality (2,600); Mining, Logging, and Construction (2,400); Education and Health Services (1,100); Other Services (800); Financial Activities (700); and Manufacturing (600).

Sectors that experienced declines include Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (700) and Information (500).

February’s preliminary jobs estimate was revised upwards by 1,900 jobs, from a loss of 700 to a gain of 1,200 jobs. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 24,200 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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