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  • 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...
  • Unemployment rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

    Unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale ticked up last month with educational and health services reporting the largest cutbacks across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rates increased by 0.2% in both cities,...
  • U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter

    U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter
    The economy's strong second-quarter growth showed the recovery has regained momentum after a brutal winter and could signal a quicker end to the era of rock-bottom interest rates. The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • California's unemployment rate falls to 7.4%

    California's unemployment rate falls to 7.4%
    California's unemployment rate fell to 7.4% in June — a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession. Friday's monthly employment numbers, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, capped off a year of...
  • Pay raises for recent college grads far below average

    Salaries for recent college graduates have risen at less than half the pace for all U.S. workers since the recession, an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found. The study, released Monday, found that median earnings for recent...
  • Fewer new firms formed, hurting U.S. growth: Fed paper

    (Reuters) - A drop in new U.S. business formation that began in 2007 has slowed job growth and could have a lasting negative effect on economic growth, according to research published Thursday by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. With fewer new firms...
  • U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession

    U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession
    U.S. employers kept up a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level and offering confirmation the economy has snapped back from a winter slump. Nonfarm payrolls increased 217,000 last month, the Labor Department said...
  • 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...
  • Governor to governor: Why Illinois fails and Texas thrives

    Governor to governor: Why Illinois fails and Texas thrives
    Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending. What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...
  • Schools grapple with substitute teacher shortage

    During the middle of a weekday last month, more than 100 Allen High School students were ushered into the gymnasium. There was no assembly that day or school pep rally. And this definitely wasn't a game of dodge ball. Many of the students were...