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Industry employment

Professional and business services had the largest annual job gain among Baltimore’s supersectors, adding 13,200 jobs since March 2015. The 6.0-percent local rate of job growth was nearly double the national rate of 3.1 percent. (See chart 2.)

Employment in leisure and hospitality increased by 6,000 in the local area since March a year ago. The rate of local job growth for this supersector (4.7 percent) was greater than the national rate (3.2 percent).

Three other supersectors—education and health services; mining, logging, and construction; and trade, transportation, and utilities—gained more than 3,000 jobs each in the Baltimore area from March 2015 to March 2016. The rates of local job growth for education and health services (2.2 percent) and trade, transportation, and utilities (1.5 percent) lagged those for the nation.

In the Baltimore area, government employment declined by 1,000 from March 2015 to March 2016. The decline was centered in Baltimore City, which lost 1,600 public sector jobs over the year. The local rate of decline for government employment was 0.4 percent; nationally, government employment was up 0.5 percent.

Inserts from US Department of Labor-Mid Atlantic Information Office. Read More at http://www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atlantic/news-release/areaemployment_baltimore.htm


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