Unemployment increased slightly in the state during August, rising to 6.7% from 6.6%, but Maryland officials said the uptick was not alarming.

Officials with the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development said job reductions are common in August, when employers begin to trim seasonal workforces.

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