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Maryland gains 3,800 jobs in November
Maryland gains 3,800 jobs in November

The state’s labor market brightened as the holidays began last month with the addition of 3,800 jobs, the strongest payroll growth in the state in months.   The unemployment rate statewide fell to 5.6 percent in November, below the national average for the first time since July, according to the newest figures, released Friday by the Department of Labor. The national average was 5.8 percent last month. The agency also revised October’s hiring up to 2,800 jobs, double the initial estimate.   “This is a significant turnaround for the state given that it had been trailing the nation since this past August,” wrote Daraius IraniÖ, chief economist...