Maryland Department of Labor Releases April Jobs Report


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Maryland Department of Labor Releases April Jobs Report

Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.2%

Lowest Unemployment Rate Since the Start of the Pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD (May 20, 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’s total jobs decreased by 500 and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.2% in April, the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic.

Compared with April 2021, Maryland jobs are up by 77,800, an over-the-year change of 3.0%.

The Professional and Business sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 2,300 jobs; Other Services increased by (1,400); Manufacturing sector increased by (800) jobs; Financial Activities sector increased by (100) jobs; and the Education and Health Services sector remained the same.

The Leisure and Hospitality sector decreased by 3,600 jobs from Accommodation and Food Service (2,200) and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sub-sectors (1,400).

Other sectors that experienced decline last month include: Trade,Transportation and Utilities (1,800); Mining, Logging, and Construction sector (800); Information sector (600).

February-March preliminary jobs estimate as reported by BLS was revised upward by 600 jobs, from a gain of 3,900 to a gain of 4,500 jobs.

Since the beginning of 2022, Maryland has gained 18,400 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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