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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]

    An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]
    Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider whether to reinstate the Federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, which provided an average of 29 weeks of benefits past the 26 weeks states provide. A decision to discontinue this program will...
  • Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]

    Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]
    I strongly disagree with Frank Conaway Sr.'s premise in a recent letter to the editor that people who lost their extended unemployment benefits will "have no choice but to take matters in their own hands, robbing and stealing to put food on the table...
  • O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension

    O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension
    Fourteen Democratic governors have signed a letter drafted by Gov. Martin O'Malley that calls on Congress to extend federal unemployment benefits quickly or risk slowing the nation's economic recovery. "Congress should extend unemployment benefits, as...
  • Howard unemployment hits lowest rate in 5 years

    Howard County's unemployment rate is at its lowest level in five years, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Tuesday. November data show Howard's unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, tied with Montgomery County for the lowest in the state. November...
  • Macy's plans store closings, layoffs; Loehmann's going out of business

    Macy's plans store closings, layoffs; Loehmann's going out of business
    Macy's plans to lay off 2,500 workers and close five department stores this spring -- none in Maryland --  in cost cutting moves, the company said Wednesday. While sales and profits have increased over four years, "we have identified some specific areas...
  • Unemployment and the minimum wage [Letter]

    Unemployment and the minimum wage [Letter]
    Monday, readers were entertained by two socialists on the op-page who honestly and sincerely believe government and politicians know best ("Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers," Jan. 6). If only there were a law, markets would stop...
  • Technology teacher positions being eliminated in Baltimore County

    Technology teacher positions being eliminated in Baltimore County
    The Baltimore County school system is eliminating the jobs of more than 100 technology teachers in elementary schools next fall, saying it is time to move away from teaching technology in a computer laboratory. The change means students in some schools...
  • Economists' forecasts for Maryland vary — from better growth to worse

    Economists' forecasts for Maryland vary — from better growth to worse
    Maryland employers could pick up the pace of job creation to 40,000 positions this year, according to some forecasts, but one local economist expects a slowdown instead. Moody's Analytics and Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute...
  • The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]

    The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]
    The failure to renew unemployment insurance benefits is now costing a staggering 22,900 Maryland workers $7,472,270 a week, robbing families of a support system that remains essential to economic survival . Over 82,600 workers are expected to lose...
  • Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]

    Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]
    I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry at one of the most egregious claims made by The Sun's editorial board ever. In your editorial, "Help for the jobless" (Jan. 9), you claim "experts" say when unemployment benefits expire or are reduced, people...
  • Transportation study for Harford schools supports bus route changes

    Transportation study for Harford schools supports bus route changes
    A study by a school bus consulting firm, that included the consultants' support of unpopular cutbacks school officials made to transportation for the current school year, was presented to the Harford County Board of Education Monday. "It was my view that...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...