The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced the August numbers Friday.
Over the month, Maryland added 14,200 jobs with gains in the mining and construction, business services and trade, transportation and utilities sectors. The state has added 63,600 jobs since August 2016 and 127,600 since January 2015.
Maryland’s unemployment rate for August was 3.9 percent, lower than the national unemployment rate at 4.4 percent, which increased 0.1 percent in August.
Statewide, the professional and business services sector gained 5,300 jobs, the mining and construction sector gained 3,200 jobs and the trade, transportation and utilities sector gain 1,700 jobs.