The unemployment rate in Maryland ticked up to 3.8% in March from 3.7% the previous two months, but still below the 4.1% of a year ago. The state rate was the same as the national rate of 3.8% for March,
Sen. Bob Cassilly says the push to increase the minimum wage in Maryland to $15 an hour raises issues that are more complex than suggested by the advocates’ simple plea that everyone is entitled to an annual living wage of $31,000 from the moment they start their first job.
Maryland’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in November, from 4.1 percent the month before, reflecting a solid labor market that economists say could help the state withstand the budget uncertainty in Washington.
Amazon’s move to boost its U.S. workers’ minimum wage to $15 per hour next month could put pressure on large retailers and other employers to follow with similar increases, especially amid a tight labor market where job openings often outnumber applicants.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic challenger Ben Jealous met Monday for the only scheduled debate in the 2018 governor’s race. This transcript was generated through a mix of automated software and human editing.
The Times recently caught up with BERC Manager Denise Rickell to talk about what BERC does, the state of the labor market in Carroll County and how job seekers can take advantage of the opportunities at the upcoming Oct. 4 fall job fair.
It’s easy to overlook Labor Day’s original meaning — celebrating the the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country — when the tangible actions you can take to recognize and champion employment opportunities in your community aren’t always clear.
By Micheal Meyer — Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
Maryland added an estimated 5,400 jobs in November as the state economy gained steam going into the holidays. The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent, below the national rate of 4.1 percent.