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Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped slightly, as people joining the workforce quickly found jobs, according to the latest federal employment report.

Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in June, down a tenth of a percentage point from May and below the national average of 4.4 percent, according to new estimates released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

“On the whole, this is a pretty solid report, after a couple months of somewhat weaker reports,” said Sonya Ravindranath Waddell, a regional economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Va.

The state lost close to 8,000 jobs in March, gained some back in April,...

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