By JULIE E. GREENE
Washington County's unemployment rate continued to fall in October to 4.1 percent, compared with 4.4 percent in September, according to estimates from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
The county's jobless rate has fallen more than a full percentage point since last year when it was 5.4 percent in October.
Maryland's unemployment rate also dropped, from 4.9 percent in September to 4.6 percent in October.
"Unemployment in Maryland not only dropped from September to October, but it is more than half of a percentage point lower than a year ago," said Gov. Parris N. Glendening in a prepared statement.