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Maryland sees big jobs gain in October

Maryland sees big jobs gain in October

Maryland added 10,800 jobs in October amid broad gains in the private sector, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

The state's unemployment rate, meanwhile, remained flat at 5.1 percent, the same as in September.

Friday's report also revised previously reported job losses for September from 4,000 to just 300. The state has now recorded job gains in seven out of 10 months this year.

Richard Clinch, a Maryland-based research economist at the Battelle Memorial Institute, called the report "a good sign that things are turning around" in the state, which has lagged behind the nation's recovery.

"The national economy is in slow, steady...