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Date: Nov 1, 2017

Baltimore County’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.7%, one half percent below the national rate and lower than the State rate. This historic September jobs report posts the County’s lowest unemployment rate in nine years and continues the positive jobs trend in Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction.     

“Baltimore County’s steady economic expansion and sound fiscal management have created a business climate where companies grow, hire, and continue their prosperity. We all benefit when more people bring home a paycheck,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Lowest unemployment rate in nine years

Baltimore County’s unemployment rate has been cut by more than half since County Executive Kamenetz came into office, dropping from 8.3% to 3.7%.

Employment growth is driven by job creation in new business developments throughout the County, including Tradepoint Atlantic, downtown Towson, Foundry Row in Owings Mills and expansions of the County’s major health care facilities.

Show airs on Cable Channel 25 and online

The latest edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” introduces the County’s new Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III; and highlights two innovative and successful County initiatives, one that provides extra support to ensure good outcomes for young families and one that gives seniors and other vulnerable adults a safe, caring home.   

ICYMI – In case you missed it, we review some recent headlines from your County government.

Meet the New Fire Chief - Fire Chief Kyrle Preis discusses his priorities and initiatives.

Supporting Young Parents - Hear about the successes of the County’s Young Parent Support Center – celebrating 25 years of making a difference.

Adult Foster Care – Have room in your heart and home? Foster care is a great option for adults who need a little help.

You can also view the show on the County website’s Hello Baltimore County page at . Click on the menu icon in the upper left of the video screen to select an individual segment.

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

More than 160 acres will add to the open space in Essex as the County prepares to acquire properties off Barrison Point Road. The property, in a Resource Conservation Critical Area, includes eight parcels of land that will be maintained as passive open space.

“I am pleased to add this significant open space in Essex to help ensure that we, and future generations, can continue to be good stewards of our environment,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

With approval by the County Council at a November 6 legislative session, the property will be purchased with $1 million in County capital and State Program Open Space funds.

Revised October 16, 2020               
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