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Maryland Leads Country In March Job Growth

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By Rebecca Blatt

Maryland led the country in job growth last month, adding more than 35,000 jobs.

Maryland's labor secretary Alexander Sanchez says the number of employed residents increased in March, for the first time in more than two years.

His staff says about one-third of the gains could be attributed to reversals of weather-related job losses from February storms. Some of the growth in the labor force could also be attributed to people who had stopped looking for work rejoining the job market.

Thirty-two other states and D.C. saw job growth as well, including Virginia, which added more than 20,000 jobs.

But job growth didn't necessarily mean a drop in unemployment. Maryland's unemployment rate held steady at 7.7 percent, Virginia's rose from 7.2 to 7.4 percent, and D.C.'s dropped from 11.9 to 11.6 percent.

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