Maryland jobs and the housing effect
The state's jobless rate was 4 percent in October, up from 3.9 percent a month earlier and 3.7 percent the month before that, the federal government said yesterday. ...
Employers added 28,600 jobs in the past 12 months, according to preliminary estimates - a slowdown since the summer, when year-over-year gains topped 30,000.
The numbers show no massive job losses in sectors most connected with housing, but there's clearly been an impact. When I feel up to it -- I'm fading fast here -- I'll put up a chart showing how construction job growth has changed in recent years.