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Maryland unemployment dips to 6.3 percent
Maryland unemployment dips to 6.3 percent

The state added less than 3,000 jobs in September, enough to make a slight dent in the unemployment rate, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Maryland's unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent last month, down from 6.4 percent in August and 6.5 percent in September 2013. Gains in government and professional and business services — a sector that includes government contractors — helped make up for losses in other industries. Those two areas added 6,700 jobs together month-to-month. The state's total employment was 2.6 million people. The bureau also revised its estimates of job growth in August, finding employers created 1,200 new...

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