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Unemployment Rate
Maryland unemployment dips to 6.3 percent
Maryland unemployment dips to 6.3 percent

Maryland added about 2,800 jobs in September, enough to make a slight dent in the unemployment rate, but too few to signal significant growth, economists said Tuesday after the release of a monthly report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The addition of 3,300 government jobs last month masked the loss of 500 private-sector jobs. That helped to drive down the unemployment rate, which dipped to 6.3 percent last month, down from 6.4 percent in August and 6.5 percent in September 2013. Still, it remained higher than the national average of 5.9 percent. "Overall I would say the numbers are anemic," said Richard Clinch, an economist for the Battelle Memorial Institute. Since the...