There's good news to report in the jobless market. Frederick County and City unemployment rates are coming down.
Lori Holden, the Director of Frederick County Workforce Services says Frederick County's unemployment rate fell to 5.3 % in October from 5.4% in September, and Frederick City's jobless rate went down from 5.8% in September to 5.6% in October. "A lot of people were hired in the health field. Health care is very, very strong in our community. Bio-technology is also strong, as is manufacturing, and of course going into the holiday season, retail is strong, as we saw this past weekend," said Holden.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation released it's figures on Tuesday. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 14,000 jobs during October, more than doubling last year's September to October gain of 5,900 jobs. The private sector was the sole source of job generation in October.