| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:45 AM
President Barack Obama's modus operandi is to do what he always does. This Friday will be the last unemployment rate released until after the November election. The next numbers come out three days after the Nov. 4 election so President Obama has to lie...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report that the economy added 230,000 jobs in August. The pace has picked up a bit but is still far less than needed to reemploy all the prime aged workers displaced in the wake of the financial crisis.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year."
Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday.
The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story.
The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
I landed my first summer job when I was 16.
The qualifications were straightforward — possess strong decision-making skills, the ability to negotiate and compromise with colleagues, and the strength to maintain a calm demeanor in the face of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Maryland's unemployment rate ticked upward in May as employers shed 1,300 jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
Most states added jobs that month. Maryland was one of 14 that lost ground, its job reductions split about equally between the...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:45 PM
At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Maryland gained 9,300 jobs in April as businesses threw off the paralyzing effects of the frigid winter, according to federal estimates released Friday.
The state's unemployment rate inched down to 5.5 percent as more Marylanders got back to work, the U....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:29 AM
For today's edition of the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial debate fact-check, we'll focus on a recurring point of contention between Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, and on the one aspect of Del. Heather Mizeur's...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
President Barack Obama's recent grant award to three Prince George's county schools for the development of student apprenticeship programs in high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries, is a sign of a paradigm shift in...