| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 4, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Richard Lee Floyd Sr. went to the Southeast Anchor Library on Eastern Avenue on Tuesday, walking on a cane and two prosthetic legs, in hopes of part-time work, something to supplement his Social Security disability check, and occupy his days.
"I want to...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March, the lowest it has been since September 2008, when it was 6.1 percent.
However , The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not count people who have given up looking for work...
| 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...
| 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....