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Maryland adds 800 jobs in July

Maryland adds 800 jobs in July

Maryland added 800 jobs in July, as gains in the private sector were offset by a loss of government jobs, according to the latest federal employment report.

Despite modest job growth, the state’s unemployment rate continued to decline, even as more people joined the workforce. About 6,300 people joined Maryland’s workforce in July, but the state’s unemployment rate declined by a tenth of a percentage point, to 4 percent, as most of those seeking jobs found them, according to new estimates released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Andy Bauer, a senior regional economist in the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, described the month’s results as a...