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  • Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    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,...
  • U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]

    U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]
    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...
  • Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]

    Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]
    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...
  • Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises

    Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises
    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. Maryland...
  • 'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative
    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...
  • Maryland's unemployment rate rises in May

    Maryland's unemployment rate rises in May
    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...
  • Maryland adds 9,300 jobs in April, Labor Dept. says

    Maryland adds 9,300 jobs in April, Labor Dept. says
    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....
  • Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says

    Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says
    Maryland's employment base shrank by nearly 10,000 jobs in January and grew at a much weaker pace last year than originally estimated, the federal government said Monday. The state had about 23,000 more jobs in December than a year earlier, down from the...
  • Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March

    Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March
    Private employers in Maryland led the way to modest job gains in March, and the state unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged since February, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency...
  • Maryland shed 600 jobs in February, Labor Department says

    Maryland shed 600 jobs in February, Labor Department says
    Maryland lost 600 jobs in February but also saw its overall unemployment rate dip to 5.7 percent, in part thanks to a revision of much steeper losses reported in January, according to new estimates from the U.S. Department of Labor. February's...
  • Baltimore life, unnecessarily hard [Commentary]

    Baltimore life, unnecessarily hard [Commentary]
    "Oh, Baltimore, ain't it hard just to live?" Nina Simone lamented in song about life in the city back in 1978, and not much has changed since then for the tens of thousands of residents who are living in poverty, are homeless or who are suffering...