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O'Malley hasn't made jobs progress

In Gov. Martin O'Malley's "Better Choices, Better Results" tour he once again blatantly misleads Marylanders about job growth ("O'Malley kicks off fall speaking tour," Aug. 29).

He claims Maryland has made up 94 percent of the jobs lost during the recession.

In January 2007, Maryland's unemployment rate was 3.6 percent with 108,096 people unemployed in the state. As of July of this year, Maryland's jobless rate was 7.1 percent with 218,741 people now unemployed.

How did Maryland make up 94 percent of the jobs lost during the recession with numbers like this?

John Jackson, Baltimore

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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