| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year."
Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday.
The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Maryland might be a relatively pricey place to live, but the average resident can afford it — and then some.
That's what a first-ever breakdown of consumer spending by state suggests. Per-person spending on goods and services for Maryland...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story.
The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Last winter, Rachel Millman began searching for a home in Baltimore. She combed through listings online, but the work of narrowing down her search based on static images became tedious. What if, instead, she could take a video tour through each house, and...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Maryland's unemployment rate ticked upward in May as employers shed 1,300 jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
Most states added jobs that month. Maryland was one of 14 that lost ground, its job reductions split about equally between the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The Baltimore area has an outsized share of job openings in fields that make heavy use of science, technology, engineering or math skills, occupations that pay more and are harder for employers to fill, according to a new analysis.
| May 6, 2014
| 9:15 AM
When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, it will serve as more than just a proud new gateway to downtown Baltimore. The $442-million casino entertainment facility will create 1,700 new jobs downtown — infusing new tax revenue into...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Michael Spinosa overflows with enthusiasm about the team that helped his Columbia company figure out new strategies for growth — at no charge.
That might not sound like economic development, if your conception of it is multimillion-dollar...
| May 10, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Megan Mocik never envisioned herself as a stay-at-home mother.
After having twins four years ago, the former marketing manager for New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was determined to press on with a career, even one that came with...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 2:09 PM
After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at...