It would have been more jobs if not for the federal jobs that have seen an increase due to growing of bigger government.
Maryland is one of the bluest states in the country. Their governor Martin O’Malley is about as left wing as Obama, and their two Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are just Obama rubber stamps in the Senate. So why am I not surprised to learn that Maryland has lost nearly 10,000 jobs in the first half of this year. Liberal policies are really paying off for Maryland wouldn’t you say?
After a poor June jobs report, Maryland has lost more jobs in the first six months of 2012 than any other state in the nation, according to numbers released from the U.S. Department of Labor.
A report by non-partisan grassroots organization Change Maryland compiled with preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Maryland has lost a little over 10,000 jobs in 2012 and is one of 12 states in the nation to suffer job loss this year.
“This is a very disturbing trend, which needs to be addressed,” Change Maryland Chairman Larry Hogan said in a press release. “I’m deeply concerned that state government’s onslaught of taxes and fees is causing us to lose businesses, jobs and taxpayers at an alarming rate.”