| 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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:08 PM
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,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:22 AM
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,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:42 PM
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....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:05 AM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:16 PM
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...