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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. 


4.0% bests Maryland rate for the month

 

In just one month, 1,400 people came off unemployment in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County unemployment rate is now 4.0%, a significant drop of .3% over the previous month, and lower than the Maryland’s September rate.

“This is great economic news. We all benefit when more people bring home a paycheck,” said Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler.

The leisure and hospitality and government sectors saw the most job gains.

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.


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.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017