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Maryland added 500 jobs in January
Maryland added 500 jobs in January

Maryland employers added 500 jobs in January, a marginal gain dragged down by losses in the leisure and hospitality industry, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday. But economists said they want to see how the state does in coming months before jumping to conclusions, especially given stronger than previously understood hiring in the second half of last year. Updated Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show Maryland businesses added nearly 40,000 jobs in 2014, up about 1.5 percent, or roughly double what had been previously reported. "It was slightly shocking … but in a good way," said Charles Dougherty, economist for IHS Global Insight. Even so, it's...