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Unemployment rate in Maryland continues to drop in November

Unemployment rate in Maryland continues to drop in November

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.

Unemployment is also lower than a year ago, but still not as low as the national unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, which was unchanged from the month before, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“The numbers look good,” said R. Andrew Bauer, a...

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