Maryland gained more jobs in past year than any other state
Maryland saw the biggest job growth of any state in the year ending March 31, 2016 according to new government data. The state added more than 30,000 jobs in the past year, and the Washington region added 86,000, for annual regional job growth of 2.8 percent, compared with 2 percent nationally.
Both Maryland and Virginia saw strong job growth in March, no doubt helped by the warmer weather that brings added construction activity. Virginia added 42,400 jobs in March, causing its unemployment rate to drop slightly to 4 percent.Download Bulletin PDF