New report says increase was lowest in eight years

| Published: 2019-03-13 09:09 |

Stephen S. Fuller Institute

Job growth in Montgomery and Frederick counties was significantly slow in 2018 compared to other areas in the Washington region, according to a new report.

“This is part of a bigger economic story and has to do with what type of development is there. The mix of jobs in Montgomery and Frederick don’t lend themselves to any sort of accelerating pattern in growth,” said Jeanette Chapman, deputy director of the Stephen S. Fuller Institute, an Arlington, Virginia economic research think tank.

The two counties added 4,700 jobs, according to the report based on federal Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Earlier predictions said 9,800

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