The state's unemployment rate rose slightly in September, to 6.7% from 6.6% in August. Officials at the Maryland Economic and Employment Development Department attributed the rise to seasonal factors, such as cutbacks in amusements and restaurants.

Though employment fell by 48,977, to 2.5 million, the employment level is more than 25,000 above May's level, the department reported.

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