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4,000 more people working

In just one month, 4,000 people came off unemployment in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County unemployment rate is now 3.9%, lower than Maryland’s October rate.

“Baltimore County’s unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since last December. We all benefit when more people bring home a paycheck,” said Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler.

“Lower unemployment is a win for workers, families and our entire community. Baltimore County’s economy is clearly moving forward, but we know we can't take anything for granted and must continue to make progress,” said County Executive-Elect John Olszewski, Jr. 

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


Mohler and Olszewski team up for shop local video

Baltimore County is making local shopping easier this holiday season with two hours of free meter parking. Parking will be free at 1,735 meters throughout Baltimore County Thanksgiving weekend, November 22-25. For last-minute shoppers, there also will be free meter parking December 21-25, just before Christmas.

County Executive Don Mohler and County Executive-Elect John Olszewski, Jr. teamed up to encourage local shopping in a video recorded in downtown Towson.

"A little relief at the parking meter during the busiest days of the holiday season makes it easier to support locally owned shops and restaurants,” said Mohler.

“Our small businesses help support the neighborhood economy. We encourage everyone to get out and shop local on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season,” said Olszewski.

Meters will be decorated with red “Seasons Greetings” bags in Catonsville, Towson, Parkville, Essex, Overlea, Pikesville, Arbutus, Stoneleigh, and Dundalk.


Says “Enough is enough!”

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler issued the following statement following this morning’s workplace shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland:

Once again, a tragic act of gun violence has hit close to home as mass shootings have become the norm. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of such senseless violence, and to their families. But these words have begun to ring hollow as we have had 25 mass shootings in September and more than 150 this year. Enough is enough.

If as leaders and communities, we don’t demand action, and demand it now, we should be embarrassed. This country is too great, its people too good, to remain in our bunkers stuck with talking points from the right or the left. There is not a “one size fits all” solution to the gun violence epidemic. It is about mental health. And although some may not like it, it is about easy access to guns. Complex issues rarely present binary choices. They are not “either/or.” They are difficult.

“Now is not the time …” is a weak excuse to do nothing. Doing nothing at a time when gun violence is terrorizing our communities is nonsense, plain and simple. Now, more than ever, is the time to act.

We’ve never backed down from challenges in our nation, and we can’t back down now. If we pass this cancer onto the next generation, the blood will be on our hands.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017