ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 16, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today following the announcement that the number of employed Marylanders increased for the first time in more than two years in March, adding an estimated 35,800 jobs.
“Today’s announcement is good news for families and businesses in Maryland. While we still have a way to go, these jobs numbers show that our economy is beginning to turn in a positive direction. We will continue to focus our energies on creating jobs, saving jobs, and improving the conditions under which small businesses can create and save jobs in order to keep Maryland moving forward. In Maryland we still have an unemployment rate that is far below the national average, and we will continue to leverage the enormous job-creating potential of our State, including strategic tax cuts for businesses that hire unemployed workers, and investments in important growth sectors of our economy, our world-class workforce, and our nation’s #1 ranked public schools.”