Unemployment and Layoffs

Maryland's jobless rate rose to 4.3 percent in March but 3,200 jobs were added

Maryland's jobless rate rose to 4.3 percent in March but 3,200 jobs were added

Maryland’s unemployment rate ticked up to 4.3 percent in March even as the state added 3,200 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday.

The state last month more than recovered the 1,000 jobs it lost in February, for a total of 2.73 million jobs, according to preliminary statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The jobless rate has been rising slowly since January, when it was 4.1 percent, up to 4.2 percent in February and 4.3 percent last month. The unemployment rate in the U.S. remained unchanged at 4.1 percent in March.

The rising unemployment rate amid job growth can be attributed to more people entering the workforce, said Richard Clinch, executive...

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