| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:16 PM
First lady Michelle Obama came to Annapolis on Wednesday to praise a new Maryland law, saying it sets a national standard for removing barriers for veterans in transition to the civilian workforce.
The legislation — unanimously approved by the...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:44 AM
The Anne Arundel County unemployment rate held steady in August as students returned to classes as the size of the workforce declined at the end of summer.
There were 18,480 people out of work last month, representing a 6 percent jobless rate, according...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metro area for the fifth consecutive month in August, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
ATLANTA With the unemployment rate in Georgia rising even as new jobs are added, experts have argued about what it means: statistical glitch or sign of economic distress?
A frustrated Gov. Nathan Deal went a bit further last week. He raised the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Not all the news is bad these days. Here at home, three separate but related economic reports released this month give us hope for a more prosperous future: The poverty rate is down, unemployment is down and the number of people without health insurance...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:39 AM
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, suggesting an acceleration in job growth in September. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a...