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Maryland added 3,500 jobs in April

Maryland added 3,500 jobs in April

Maryland added 3,500 jobs in April, but the state's unemployment rate ticked up slightly, as more people joined the workforce than were able to find jobs, according to the latest federal employment report.

Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent in April, up one-tenth percent from March and just below the national rate of 4.4 percent, according to new estimates released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Still Maryland's workforce has seen steady growth since the beginning of the year, with nearly 10,300 more people joining in April, which economists described as a sign of strength for the state's economy.

"So far this year we've seen sizable...

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