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Maryland adds 800 jobs in July

Maryland added 800 jobs in July as the state’s unemployment rate continued to tick downward. Maryland gained 11,500 private sector jobs, but those gains were offset by a loss of 10,700 government jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. The state had an unemployment rate of 4 percent...

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