County unemployment rate lowest since 2008

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - County Executive Ken Ulman announced Howard County's unemployment rate for April was the lowest rate it has been in the last 6 years.

Ulman said the rate last month dropped to 3.9 percent from 4.2 percent in March.

"While we all wish the economic recovery was even more robust, and we recognize that many people remain in search of good jobs, I am heartened that the work we are doing to create the conditions that foster job growth is producing results," said County Executive Ulman.

The seasonally-adjusted state unemployment rate is 5.5 percent, down .1 percent since March.  The Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation recently reported that gains of more than 9,000 gains are fueled mostly by the private sector.

The largest increase in jobs came from the Professional and Business Services sector.

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