By GUY FLETCHER
Unemployment in Washington County increased slightly during October, but at 4.2 percent still remained behind a declining statewide average, according to data released Friday.
The county's jobless rate increase was 0.02 percent over September's rate, according to estimates from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Unemployment in Frederick County also posted a slight increase, from 3.1 percent to 3.2 percent.
Meanwhile, the state's unemployment rate fell from 4.7 percent to 4.5 percent during the same period.
"This news is further evidence that our economic development programs are working and our state is moving in the right direction," Gov. Parris N. Glendening said in a statement.