| 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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:36 PM
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.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:56 AM
"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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:30 PM
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.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The first thing Eric Miles lost was his Jeep. Then it was the apartment that he and his 12-year-old son called home.
Since the federal government cut off jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed late last year, the 54-year-old East Baltimore man has...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The liberal media are not telling Americans the truth about the state of the country's economy. Over 70 percent of Americans believe the economy is still in bad shape, despite the stock market's comeback.
While the U.S. Department of Labor reports...
| Jan 12, 2014
Maryland employers could pick up the pace of job creation to 40,000 positions this year, according to some forecasts, but one local economist expects a slowdown instead.
Moody's Analytics and Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Maryland employers added 7,300 jobs in December, a strong end to a year with the most job creation since 2004, the federal government estimated Tuesday.
The state's businesses and government agencies added 36,000 jobs in 2013, modestly better than the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Maryland gained 8,900 jobs in November, the federal government estimated Friday — a decidedly up month in an up-and-down year held back by Washington budget cuts.
Better job growth after a difficult few months pushed the state's unemployment rate...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 12:29 PM
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats calling on lawmakers to approve a...