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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • City Council panel blasts Thornton for school layoffs, holds up budget

    City Council panel blasts Thornton for school layoffs, holds up budget
    A City Council committee declined Tuesday to approve hundreds of millions of dollars for Baltimore's schools, saying education officials had misled the council to believe layoffs would be limited to central office staff — then sent pink slips to...
  • Schuh: 'Liberal majority' blocked budget progress

    Steve Schuh lacks the key, the "name of the game" in Anne Arundel County: The fourth vote. With a Republican-led County Council, the GOP county executive might have expected support from enough of his seven legislative counterparts to pass key policy...
  • Our say: Budget process a tale of two straitjackets

     Our say: Budget process a tale of two straitjackets
    While the final pieces remain to be fitted in place on Monday, this much is already clear: This spring's county budget festivities were the oddest in a long time. How often do these processes end without a big fight over school spending? And when is the...
  • Letters: Library hours; Earmarked funds

    Letters: Library hours; Earmarked funds
    Library hours I recently received an email from the Anne Arundel Pubic Library CEO in regards to the county executive's proposal on cutting the budget allocated specifically to help better the public library system. I am a graduating senior from...
  • After decades of fighting for the poor, Alan Jennings now in a fight for himself

    After decades of fighting for the poor, Alan Jennings now in a fight for himself
    Alan Jennings looked down at his cellphone as the number for Bethlehem developer Lou Pektor lit up. Pektor was planning to build 50 upscale town homes on seven acres in Bethlehem Township, right after evicting people living in 43 mobile homes on his...
  • Number of US job openings jumped to a 15-year high in April

    U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in April than at any time in the 15 years that the government has tracked the data, a sign that this year's steady hiring will likely continue. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of open jobs at...
  • Haslam says no set goal for how many buyouts needed in Tenn.

    Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has offered more than 2,000 state workers the chance for buyouts but has no set goal for how many employees must agree to leave their jobs before involuntary layoffs are ordered. The Republican governor told reporters...
  • U.S. jobless aid applications remain low at 279,000

    U.S. jobless aid applications remain low at 279,000
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, yet remained at a historically low level that points to a healthy job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid increased 2,000 to...
  • The evidence piles up: Austerity poisons economic growth

    Why has the post-recession recovery been so slothful, both here in the U.S. and abroad? The answer has been plain for years: Government leaders pursued policiesĀ of austerity, cutting public spending with the fanaticism of moral crusaders. The almost...
  • Congress battles over cuts to military commissaries

    Congress battles over cuts to military commissaries
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is fighting an effort to privatize the commissaries that serve military families at installations such as Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Tucked into a major defense bill...
  • Young adult unemployment improves in May, still high at 13.6 percent

    Unemployment nationwide for 18- to 29-year-olds in May was 9.1 percent, according to nonpartisan young American advocacy organization Generation Opportunity. Include those that gave up looking for work, and the effective unemployment rate was 13.6...