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Baltimore County’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.2%, a full .2% below the national rate. The April jobs report brings total County employment to 433,399, continuing the positive employment trend in Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction.

“We all benefit when more people bring home a paycheck,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

The Baltimore County unemployment rate has been almost cut in half since County Executive Kamenetz came into office, dropping from 8.1% in December 2010 to 4.2% in April 2017.


Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today issued the following statement regarding the Maryland Public Service Commission’s (PSC) decision to award offshore wind renewable energy credits to two projects to be built off Maryland’s coast:

“The PSC’s decision creates a tremendous opportunity for Maryland to become a national leader in a new American industry. With the nation's first large-scale offshore wind projects, we will be able to protect our environment and support renewable energy solutions — all while we grow our economy.

“I commend the PSC for promoting environmentally sound policies that require port modernization at Tradepoint Atlantic and open the opportunity for a new steel fabrication plant at Sparrows Point. Baltimore County has unique assets here that can meet the needs of global manufacturers that support this 21st century industry.  

“Together we can transform our county and our state into the East Coast hub for offshore wind manufacturing and logistics.”


Baltimore County’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.6%, a positive employment trend in Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction.

The March employment report shows 4,036 more Baltimore County residents are working than in the previous month, bringing total County employment to 432,944. During March, more than 3,500 people entered the County’s labor force, indicating a solid job market.

“This is another strong jobs report for Baltimore County workers. Employers clearly are finding and hiring the talent they need. We all benefit when more people bring home a paycheck,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. 


 
 
Revised September 26, 2016