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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • AAI in Hunt Valley lays off 24 workers

    AAI in Hunt Valley lays off 24 workers
    AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a Hunt Valley company known for its "Shadow" spy drones, has laid off 24 employees, officials confirmed on Thursday. The layoffs, which occurred Wednesday, affect about 2 percent of the more than 1,400 employees based in...
  • Anthony Orlando: More must be done to help America's unemployed

    A few years ago, when the unemployment rate was near its peak, two Swedish economists, Stefan Eriksson and Dan-Olof Rooth, conducted an experiment to find out how hard it was to get a job if you'd been unemployed for a long time. They sent 8,466...
  • Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report

    Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly increased last week but remained low in a positive sign for labor market growth before Friday's jobs report. About 326,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday,...
  • UConn Employee Costs Clarified

    The Connecticut Mirror story carried by The Courant on UConn's budget deficit contained several misleading statements about pay increases and benefits for union employees [March 26, Page 1, "UConn Facing $46.2M Deficit"]. This year's salary increases...
  • After brutal winter, job market shows signs of thawing

    After brutal winter, job market shows signs of thawing
    WASHINGTON -- In an encouraging sign ahead of Friday's monthly employment report, a survey by a big payroll processing firm suggests that hiring may be picking up after the harsh winter. ADP Inc. estimated Wednesday that private employers added 191,...
  • Private jobs data signal 3 percent U.S. GDP growth: Moody's Zandi

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Solid company hiring in March signaled the U.S. economy is back on track to expand at a 3 percent clip in 2014 after a slow start hampered by harsh winter weather, Moody's Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi said on Wednesday....
  • Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say

    Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say
    The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday. Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions...
  • Lehigh Valley loses jobs in February

    The Lehigh Valley lost jobs in February for the first time in nearly four years, nudging some long-term unemployed and retirees out of the workforce, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. The Valley had...
  • Fed will act to spur job growth, Yellen says

    Fed will act to spur job growth, Yellen says
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen isn't giving up on the millions of Americans who can't find jobs or have taken part-time positions in the absence of full-time work since the recession. In a speech this week in Chicago, Yellen vowed to keep up the...
  • EDD makes big improvements in phone service

    SACRAMENTO — They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency. Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs....
  • Sheraton City Center warns of layoffs

    Sheraton City Center warns of layoffs
    The management of the Sheraton Baltimore City Center warned the state Tuesday that it expects to lay off the majority of its workforce by the end of May and the large Fayette Street hotel could close. The notice filed with the Department of Labor,...