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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jim Pettit
After a poor June jobs report, Maryland has lost more jobs in the first six months of 2012 than any other state in the nation, according to numbers released from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Maryland lost the most residents in the mid-Atlantic between 2007 and 2010 — and many of them moved to Virginia, according to a study released Tuesday.
In recent years, companies like Hilton Worldwide and Computer Sciences Corporation have chosen to move their businesses to Virginia instead of Maryland because of the Old Dominion's friendlier business climate of lower taxes and fewer regulations, Mr. Pettit said.
"We would like to see more private sector growth," he said.