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Baltimore County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4% in May, down from April's revised rate of 4.6%, a positive employment trend in Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction. The U.S. unemployment rate stands at 4.5%. 

“Baltimore County has not seen the unemployment rate this low since May, 2008. Economic indicators continue to show that companies are hiring,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. 


A new video series produced by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development explores what makes Baltimore County a great place to live and work. “Next Up Baltimore County” features interviews with local business leaders, entrepreneurs and educators.  

“Next Up Baltimore County’ looks at our business and educational communities and introduces viewers to diverse people, resources, and stories” said Will Anderson, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development.

Next Up: Advanced Manufacturing

The first edition of “Next Up,” highlights advanced manufacturing, maker spaces such as Fab Lab Baltimore, and schools and colleges in the make, learn and work movement.

  • Have an invention? Make it. Get involved with Fab Lab Baltimore, a maker space open to the public at CCBC Catonsville. Watch segment 
  • Cultivating Inventors Take an inside look at some of the impressive inventions being produced by Pikesville High School students. Watch segment 
  • Capturing the World in 3D  Find out how 3D scanning is being used for manufacturing, special effects and changing people’s lives. Michael Raphael, founder of Direct Dimensions, a global leader in 3D scanning, offers insight. Watch segment 
  • Fighting Cancer with Tiny Holes  Learn how tiny holes are helping in the fight against cancer. Mike Adelstein, founder of Potomoc Photonics, takes Next Up through his laboratory at bwtech@UMBC to see cutting edge laser technology at work. Watch segment  

To view streaming video of the show, go to the Next Up Baltimore County Playlist on YouTube.

In addition to online access, the program runs on Baltimore County cable channel 25 at the following times:

  • Monday, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm 
  • Tuesday 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm 
  • Wednesday 9:00 pm 
  • Thursday 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 11:00 pm 
  •  Friday 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm  
  •  Saturday 9:00 am, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm 
  •  Sunday 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 1:00 pm  

Baltimore County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in April, a positive employment trend in Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction. The U.S. unemployment rate stands at 5%. 

“More and more Baltimore County residents continue to find jobs. This upward trend signals a strengthening local economy,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We also know these numbers mean there are still people in the county looking for work. Our workforce development counselors stand ready to help with their job search.”   


 
 

Revised April 6, 2016