Governor Martin O'Malley today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor's release of preliminary employment data for the month of May:
"Last month, 4,600 new jobs were created in Maryland. As a state, we have now recovered over 95 percent of the jobs lost during the Bush recession -- another step toward our goal to recover every job we've lost during the downturn by the end of 2014.
"In Maryland, we continue to target our skills and investment pipeline to bolster the life sciences, biotech, cyber security, space and aerospace, global trade, and advanced manufacturing because we know that to move forward in our jobs recovery, we must make the better choices to grow our Innovation Economy. Though this jobs report is promising, there are still too many moms and dads out of work. That's why together, we must continue to give our highly-skilled and educated workforce the tools they need to compete and expand the ranks of our diverse and upwardly-mobile middle class."