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Unemployment Rate

Unemployment in Maryland ticks up in March

Unemployment in Maryland ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Maryland ticked up to 3.8% in March from 3.7% the previous two months, but is still below the 4.1% the state posted a year ago.

The state rate was the same as the national rate of 3.8% for March, which was unchanged from the previous month and little changed from a year ago, according to the latest report from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Maryland added 3,100 jobs from February to March, mostly in the private sector, and 15,600 in the past year.

Andy Bauer, a senior regional economist at the...