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Maryland adds 16,400 jobs in April
Maryland adds 16,400 jobs in April

Maryland employers added more than 16,000 jobs in April, pushing down the state's unemployment rate to 5.3 percent, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Department of Labor. The 16,400 gain is the largest monthly increase in five years. It follows a loss of 7,200 jobs in March — more than the 5,700 originally estimated. Since April 2014, the state has added an estimated 39,900 jobs, up about 1.5 percent. Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement with the state's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation release of the monthly figures — the first time he has done so since taking office — underscoring the strength of the numbers. "Jobs and...