Maryland adds 53,900 Jobs During Coronavirus Recovery
The Maryland Department of Labor says the state added 156,000 Jobs Gained During COVID Recovery
While the Coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses hard, many employees are starting to return to work.
That growth brought the unemployment rate in Maryland down to 7.6%. In the last three months, the labor department says Maryland has added 156,200 jobs. Many of those jobs come from the Leisure and Hospitality industry as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift and employees are allowed back to work.
Maryland’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the region, including Virginia at 8.0% and the District of Columbia at 8.4%.
Below is a list of jobs added by industry in July, per the Maryland Labor Department:
Leisure and Hospitality: 26,100 jobs added
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities: 8,300 jobs added (5,500 from Retail)
Mining, Logging, and Construction: 2,600 jobs added
Manufacturing: 1,500 jobs added
Financial Activities: 600 jobs added
The Maryland Labor Department says the Professional and Business Services sector, as well as the Education and Health Services sector, both saw a decrease in jobs.