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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published September 21, 2012

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON PRELIMINARY AUGUST JOBS REPORT



STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON PRELIMINARY AUGUST JOBS REPORT


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STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON PRELIMINARY AUGUST JOBS REPORT


ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 21, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of August:

“Last month, the people of Maryland created 1,400 new jobs—the best August for job creation since 2005. Our public sector led the way, creating 3,900 jobs. Together, we've recovered nearly 70 percent of the jobs we've lost during the Bush recession at a rate nearly 50 percent faster than the nation as a whole.

“Our economy is an Innovation Economy, and our greatest competitive assets are the talents, skills, creativity, ingenuity, and education of our people. That’s why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says we're the best state in the nation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Milken Institute places Maryland at #1 for human capital capacity, and the Kauffman Foundation ranks us in the Top 3 for our State’s ability to win in the New Economy. Together, we can continue making the modern investments a modern economy requires: educating, innovating, and rebuilding for our children’s future.”