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Labor force swells as Maryland adds 13,500 jobs in May

Labor force swells as Maryland adds 13,500 jobs in May

Maryland's labor market heated up in May, as the number of people entering the workforce swelled and employers added 13,500 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was the second month in a row of significant job gains in Maryland, boosting payrolls by nearly 1.8 percent from the same period last year. The state added more than 16,000 jobs in April, after several months of declines or smaller increases. "It's exceeding our expectations of growth," said Daraius Irani, chief economist at Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute. "There's optimism that basically we are getting some legs back under us in terms of the labor market."...

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