Maryland Economy

Maryland gains 6,100 jobs in February

Maryland added a total of 6,100 jobs in February, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation announced Friday, including 3,100 in the private sector and 3,000 in the public sector.

Jobs were added across several industry sectors.

Maryland Employment Growth, February 2015
Industry Sector Added Jobs
Professional and Business Services 3,000
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 700
Manufacturing 300
Information 900
Financial Activities 100
Education and Health Services 100

 

The State’s unemployment rate is now estimated at 5.5 percent. Since February 2014, Maryland’s private sector has added a total of 37,900 jobs. While growth has been positive, Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz said her department is committed to further improvement.

“Maryland’s improving employment numbers, including the gains in manufacturing, are a good indicator that the state is making progress. However, we still have work to do. At the Maryland Department of Labor, we remain focused on workforce development as well as fostering an environment where businesses can obtain the support needed to thrive and create jobs to put more Marylanders back to work,” Secretary Schulz said.

From funding and incentive programs to one-on-one consulting services, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) is likewise working to foster a supportive environment for Maryland businesses. Learn more about available resources through DBED’s website.

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