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  • Perez presses Congress on unemployment extension

    Perez presses Congress on unemployment extension
    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...
  • Morici's economic silly-talk [Letter]

    Morici's economic silly-talk [Letter]
    Peter Morici may be an effective "pitch man" for office equipment company Kyocera in their TV commercials, but as a world-respected economist? Not so much. Mr. Morici is the type of economist who has accurately predicted nine of the last two recessions....
  • Labor Department says Maryland lost 8,900 jobs in September, October

    Labor Department says Maryland lost 8,900 jobs in September, October
    Maryland employers cut 8,900 jobs in September and October, almost entirely before the partial federal shutdown, according to data released Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor, which released both months at once as a result of shutdown delays, said the...
  • Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses. New York-based Nielsen,...
  • Md.'s job base returns to pre-recession levels

    Md.'s job base returns to pre-recession levels
    Maryland's job base is finally back to the size it was half a decade ago — before the deep recession gouged a big chunk out of it. It's a psychologically important milepost in the long slog toward recovery, one reached as the nation is still...
  • Veterans get help translating military skills to civilian jobs

    Veterans get help translating military skills to civilian jobs
    Teresa Hicks' career in the Navy stretches back 24 years, with assignments on land and sea, and deployments around the world as both an enlisted sailor and an officer. Fresh out of the military, Hicks now is navigating a sea of a different sort: the...
  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
  • Maryland gained jobs in June, but unemployment rises to 7%

    Maryland gained jobs in June, but unemployment rises to 7%
    For the second straight month, Maryland added jobs but saw its unemployment rate go up. The state's jobless rate rose to 7 percent in June from 6.7 percent in May, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. Unemployment also increased slightly from 6....
  • Maryland lost 9,200 jobs in July

    Maryland lost 9,200 jobs in July
    Employers in Maryland cut 9,200 jobs in July, pushing the state's unemployment rate up to 7.1 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday. Maryland, whose jobless rate was 7 percent in June, is among 28 states and the District of Columbia in...
  • Md. employers add 4,600 jobs, but jobless rate rises

    Md. employers add 4,600 jobs, but jobless rate rises
    Maryland employers made up most of April's lost ground with a gain of 4,600 jobs in May, but the state's unemployment rate still rose to 6.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. The jobless rate was 6.5 percent in April. Maryland was one of...
  • Carroll unemployment rate drops for third straight month

    Carroll unemployment rate drops for third straight month
    Carroll County's unemployment rate has dropped for the third straight month, according to information from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The county's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April down from 6.1 percent in...
  • Md. sheds 6,200 jobs in April, Labor Department says

    Md. sheds 6,200 jobs in April, Labor Department says
    Maryland employers slashed 6,200 jobs in April, cutting short a string of gains, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday, as the state began feeling the pinch of federal budget sequestration and cutbacks in consumer spending. But the government's...