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Unemployment in DC's Ward 8

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Good news from the State Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation!

Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to just 3.7%. That’s the lowest it has been since April 2008. That’s also 0.3 percentage points below the national average.

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Maryland added 3,100 jobs in January, according to the preliminary survey data.

Compared with this time last year, Maryland jobs are up by 23,500, for an increase of 0.9%. Private sector jobs have also grown, with 22,600 jobs added over the year, an increase of 1.0%.

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