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  • Cynical policies slow growth, kill jobs [Commentary]

    Cynical policies slow growth, kill jobs [Commentary]
    Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report that the economy added 230,000 jobs in August. The pace has picked up a bit but is still far less than needed to reemploy all the prime aged workers displaced in the wake of the financial crisis.
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    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,...

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    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...

    U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]

    U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]
    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...

    Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises

    Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises
    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. Maryland...