By GUY FLETCHER
Unemployment in Washington County has matched its lowest mark this decade, according to April jobless statistics released Friday by Maryland officials.
The unemployment rate in the county dropped more than a full percentage point, from 5.2 percent in March to 4.1 percent in April, according to state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation jobless estimates.
Shanon Wolf, manager of the agency's Hagerstown office, credits seasonal hiring of workers for jobs like landscaping and construction for much of the increase. But she also said there are other jobs that are being added by new and existing companies, like the Staples distribution center off Hopewell Road that opened earlier this year.