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Maryland Lost More Jobs in September and October

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You probably won’t hear about this from Governor O’Malley as he continues his propaganda tour trying to gain some name recognition for the 2016 presidential primary.

Labor Dept.: Md. lost 8,900 jobs in Sept. and Oct.

Maryland employers cut 8,900 jobs in September and October, a hit that came almost entirely before the partial federal shutdown, according to numbers released this morning.

The U.S. Department of Labor, which released both months at once as a result of shutdown delays, estimated that 400 jobs were cut in October. The rest of the reductions occurred in September, according to the agency.

The numbers are adjusted to try to account for normal seasonal variations in hiring and layoffs.

And before you say anything, the report says the temporary furloughs of federal employees were not included in this number.

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