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  • Consumer spending high in Maryland, but so is income

    Consumer spending high in Maryland, but so is income
    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...
  • Loss of mid-wage jobs hampers state's growth

    Loss of mid-wage jobs hampers state's growth
    On the surface, California's job market is booming. The state has now recovered all the jobs lost during the recession, and done so at a faster pace than all but five states. The growth, though, belies a troubling imbalance. The fastest job creation...
  • Housing recovery 'changing shape,' hinges on job growth, report says

    Housing recovery 'changing shape,' hinges on job growth, report says
    After two years of rebounding off the bottom of a bust, the recovery in the housing market is “changing shape” this summer, and any new price gains will depend more on job growth and economic fundamentals. That’s according to a new...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall as economy strengthens

    Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week, indicating the labor market is strengthening. Applications for jobless benefits fell 14,000 from to the prior week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.  Economists had expected new...
  • Florida's private job creation falls 40 percent, ADP reports

    Florida's private job creation falls 40 percent, ADP reports
    Florida added 8,740 private sector jobs during the month of July, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report released Wednesday. That's actually down 40 percent from the 12,250 jobs added in the same month a year ago, ADP said. Nearly all the...
  • Local Congressman Hears from Unemployed

    ENFIELD — The federal law that governs about $6.2 billion in job training funds, job programs for disadvantaged youth, and support for job seekers was revised last month. It's not entirely clear how those revisions will be implemented, but Tuesday,...
  • Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low

    Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low
    U.S. employment growth jumped last month while the unemployment rate neared a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy is moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June...
  • Economy, hiring up in July, but flat wage growth dampens cheer

    WASHINGTON July marked a sixth straight month with 200,000-plus jobs growth, the government said Friday, cementing the view of a firming U.S. economic recovery. Deeper within the numbers, however, was an explanation for why many Americans still don't feel...
  • Economy grows at hot 4 percent

    WASHINGTON Offsetting a dismal start to the year, the economy grew at a sizzling annual rate of 4 percent from April through June, the government reported Wednesday. Sluggish first-quarter growth had been knocked down to a 2.9 percent after two...
  • Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence

    Automakers posted one of their best months in years in July. The car companies sold more than 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9.1% gain from the same month a year earlier, according to AutoData Corp. Most of the big automakers posted increases near...
  • U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

    WASHINGTON The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear. Offsetting a dismal start...