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Maryland gains estimated 11,000 jobs in December
Maryland gains estimated 11,000 jobs in December

Maryland employers added an estimated 11,000 new jobs in December, driving the state's unemployment rate down a tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 percent, according to data released Tuesday. More than 96 percent of the new jobs were created in the private sector, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state's new unemployment rate is below the national average, which fell to 5.6 percent in December from 5.8 percent a month earlier. The BLS also released data showing Maryland added more jobs than previously estimated in November. The state gained 5,000 jobs in November, rather than 3,800, according to the new data. November's...

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