Maryland added an estimated 5,400 jobs in November as the state economy gained steam going into the holidays, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent, below the national rate of 4.1 percent.
There were 60,700 more people working in Maryland in November than a year earlier, a gain of 2.2 percent.
About 70 percent of November’s new jobs were created in the private sector.
"Maryland's continued job growth, particularly in the private sector, shows that the work Governor Hogan and the entire administration is doing to attract businesses and help them...