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Maryland adds 9,800 jobs in June; unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent

Maryland's labor market surged ahead in June, with employers adding nearly 10,000 jobs and the unemployment rate continuing to fall. The state added 9,800 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday. The gain meant the state's job growth topped 2 percent on a year-over-year basis, outpacing...

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    Job growth ground nearly to a halt in May, with the U.S. labor market having its worst performance in more than five years, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy added just 38,000 net new jobs last month, a steep falloff from April’s disappointing 123,000 and well below analysts’ forecasts....

  • Mars Super Markets will close all stores July 31

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  • University of Baltimore lays off 14 amid declining enrollment

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