Labor report shows flux in Maryland jobs, drop in unemployment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data last week.

Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 500 and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.2% in April, the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic, said state labor officials.

While the monthly job number dropped, the state’s job landscape was brighter than a year ago. Compared with April 2021, Maryland jobs are up . . .