| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Maryland employers added 4,700 jobs in March, gains driven by the private sector, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated Friday.
It was the fourth straight month of increases, though at a lower level than the previous three. The expansion brought...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to tackle the high unemployment rate among Maryland veterans, his office said Tuesday.
By the end of 2015, O'Malley aims to reduce veteran unemployment from 5.3 percent to below 3 percent, which economists would consider...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Maryland employers added 6,700 jobs in January, picking up the pace from the end of last year, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday.
Businesses added 5,300 jobs in December, according to the agency's revised estimates. In both December and January,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Lanham-based veterans group Amvets has been awarded a $250,000 grant to bring veterans' job services to 20 new markets around the country.
The grant comes from the Call of Duty Endowment, which provides grants to groups that find jobs for veterans....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Maryland employers punched the accelerator on job creation in February, adding 10,500 positions and bringing the state much closer to recovering its recessionary losses five years after they began.
The job growth estimates released Friday by the U.S....
| Apr 20, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Maryland employers added 1,500 jobs in March — thanks entirely to growth in the private sector — but the state's unemployment rate inched up as the pool of would-be workers expanded more rapidly.
The jobless rate was 6.6 percent in March, up...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:58 AM
The economic rebound in the second quarter was stronger than previously estimated, another sign of a recovery gaining momentum after stalling early in the year.
The Commerce Department said Thursday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:44 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, underscoring the strengthening labor market fundamentals.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer and the beginning of the school year. Beyond barbecues, picnics and back-to-school sales, the day has a greater meaning. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and according to the Labor Department, the...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:57 PM
After nearly two years of unemployment, Paul Bunting believes his luck has finally turned, as it has recently for many Lehigh Valley job seekers benefiting from the region's improving economic fortunes.
The 61-year-old Lower Nazareth Township resident, a...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:42 AM
JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is focused on an initial interest rate hike between the first quarter and the middle of next year, with possible changes in its main policy statement as soon as next month, Atlanta Fed President...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The jobless rate in Anne Arundel County bumped up slightly in July, as more people reported they were looking for work.
More than 18,461 county residents were listed last month as out of work by the state Department of Labor and Licensing. The 6 percent...