By JULIE E. GREENE
Good weather has meant good things for Washington County's unemployment rate, which continued to decline in September, while the state's jobless rate rose, officials said Friday.
The county's jobless rate dipped slightly to 4 percent in September compared with 4.1 percent in August, according to estimates from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Maryland's unemployment rate jumped from 4.4 percent in August to 4.7 percent in September, according to estimates.
The good weather has contributed to the low unemployment rate, enabling construction companies to continue outdoor operations, said Bruce Massey, unemployment insurance supervisor for the county's labor department office.