The state's unemployment rate fell by one-half of a percentage point to 6.2% in September as overall employment in the state increased to its highest level in the past year, according to the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development.

The department said that the number of employed persons grew by 25,155 to 2.474 million, the highest level of employment in the last 12 months.

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