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Maryland loses 6,200 jobs in June

Maryland loses 6,200 jobs in June

Maryland employers shed 6,200 jobs in June — one of the largest monthly declines in the country, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The losses came after two months of significant gains. The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said the new estimates showed "a smoothing out of recent hiring," alluding to the statistical distortions that can appear in month-to-month data. Despite the losses, the state's unemployment rate dipped a tenth of a percentage point to 5.2 percent last month, even as more people entered the workforce. "The June numbers themselves were a bit disappointing, with the job losses … but I think for the second...

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