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  • 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,...
  • Table: U.S. jobless claims rose in latest week

    (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department report of initial state jobless benefit claims, seasonally adjusted. Insured Unemployment Week Ended Initial Claims 4-Week Avg. Continued Claims rate (pct) 08/09/14 311,000 295,750 N/A N/A 08/02/14 290,000-R 293,...
  • U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market

    U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to...
  • US job openings at their highest level in over a decade

    WASHINGTON Job openings in June reached the highest number in 13 years, while hiring showed levels not seen since early 2008, according to a Bureau of Labor Statics report released Tuesday. The report came about a month after another BLS report showed...
  • 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...
  • Ryerson steel firm has long Chicago history but weak IPO

    In the century after its conception on the banks of the Chicago River in 1842, Ryerson grew into the nation's largest steel distributor and a Chicago institution, employing thousands in the area and leaving the Ryerson family name stamped on art...
  • In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'

     In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'
    You may have heard about the Gallup poll that makes Illinois sound like a horror movie scene in which panicked townspeople flee. Half our state's residents would move elsewhere if they could. The top reason cited: "work/business-related." Polls and...
  • California adds more than 27,000 jobs in July

    California adds more than 27,000 jobs in July
    California added more than 27,000 jobs in July, marking another month of continued employment growth outpacing the nation. Employment Development Department data released Friday showed that the state's unemployment rate remained flat at 7.4%, but...
  • Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low

    Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low
    Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels. Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...
  • Economists raise third-quarter U.S. growth forecasts: Philly Fed survey

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region expanded in August to its highest level since March 2011, a survey showed on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index rose to 28.0 from 23.9 the...
  • July's unemployment rises to 5.7 percent in Broward, 6.6 percent in Palm

    July's unemployment rises to 5.7 percent in Broward, 6.6 percent in Palm
    Broward's unemployment rose in July to 5.7 percent from 5.2 percent in June while Palm Beach County's climbed to 6.6 percent from 6.1 percent in June, the state said Friday. This is the second month in a row that the rates have risen in Broward; Palm...