The unemployment rate in Maryland ticked up to 3.8% in March from 3.7% the previous two months, but still below the 4.1% of a year ago. The state rate was the same as the national rate of 3.8% for March,
Maryland’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in November, from 4.1 percent the month before, reflecting a solid labor market that economists say could help the state withstand the budget uncertainty in Washington.
After an unusual confrontation between top state officials and employees whose jobs they want to eliminate, the Board of Public Works decided Wednesday to send Gov. Larry Hogan's job cut plan back to the state's prison and parole agency for a second look.
A Baltimore-based foundation analyzing the local workforce said on Thursday that apprenticeships are critical to decreasing youth unemployment and highlighted General Assembly legislation designed to establish a youth training program.