Maryland gained nearly 13,000 jobs in January as the unemployment rate remained steady at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Monday.
The number of jobs in Maryland increased to 2.73 million, with growth in such sectors as construction, transportation and utilities, professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state lost jobs in the government and financial activities sectors and experienced little change in manufacturing.
The state’s jobless rate has remained at 4.1 percent since November.
Maryland’s low unemployment should lead to wage growth and improved...