ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 20, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today following the announcement that Maryland employers added 11,600 jobs last month, a rate of job growth that is nearly triple the national average and marking the fourth consecutive month of falling unemployment rate:
“Last month’s jobs report shows that Maryland employers continue to outperform the rest of the nation, led by encouraging expansion in the private sector and marking the gain of 13,000 jobs since January. Since that time, more than 24,000 additional Marylanders have started working – moms and dads who deserve the dignity and respect that a good job provides. This is the strongest start to the year for Maryland’s workforce since 1986.
“Together, we are moving forward by making the right choices and the right investments to create jobs through innovation. Maryland is uniquely positioned to be a winner in this new economy, and Maryland employers continue to show that our state is open for business.”
Details of the report can be found here.