ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Maryland's private sector created 2,400 jobs in July. In response, Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling the month the best "July of private sector growth since before the Bush recession."
In a statement released Friday, Gov. O'Malley said the private sector has led the state's progress in job recovery. He said the private sector has accounted for 96 percent of the total 22,600 jobs created in the last year.
"Today, over 18,000 more Marylanders are working than compared to last July. But in this fragile jobs recovery, every job counts. As moms and dads continue to fight to put food on the table, together, we must do everything in our power to create jobs and expand opportunity for a better, stronger future," O'Malley said in the statement.
"We cannot afford to go back to the job-killing policies that led our nation to record job losses and badly damaged state economies."
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