Despite that, Hayes said, some defense areas are growing still — or attempting to grow. Cybersecurity and intelligence jobs are available in and around Fort Meade, but employers are having difficulty finding enough people with the needed technical know-how and security clearances, he said.
"The demand exceeds the supply," Hayes said.
Most sectors in Maryland shed jobs in June, according to the Labor Department's adjusted estimates. The biggest cuts hit the education sector, hospitality and the retailer-heavy trade, transportation and utilities sector.