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  • Unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Unemployment nudged downward to 6.4 percent in Palm Beach County in November, falling to the lowest rate since June 2008, the state said Friday. The rate was 6.7 percent in October and 8.1 percent a year ago. Seasonal retail jobs drove job growth in...
  • 1/10

    Democrats in Congress have succeeded at a new approach: They threaten Republicans with sequestration being horrible for the country, when their spending is wrecking the future of this country. The Republican/business task force on the mandatory sick-...
  • What We Can Do To Get Unemployed Back To Work

    It's not just the snow, cold and freezing rain that has Connecticut hunkered down and hoping for sunshine ahead. Unemployed members of the workforce are waiting for their personal storms to end. Many people focus on Connecticut's publicized unemployment...
  • Alternate Unemployment Report Is Speculative, Unreliable

    A recently released report from the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis caused much political commentary when it suggested that the state's unemployment rate was higher than the 7.6 percent reported by the Connecticut Department of Labor. The...
  • A budget California can afford

    California's fortunes have improved so dramatically in the last two years, it was hard for even Gov. Jerry "Era of Limits" Brown to sound dour about the government's finances when he rolled out his $155-billion budget proposal last week. The tax increases...
  • After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender
    Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had. "This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...
  • The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]

    The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]
    The failure to renew unemployment insurance benefits is now costing a staggering 22,900 Maryland workers $7,472,270 a week, robbing families of a support system that remains essential to economic survival . Over 82,600 workers are expected to lose...
  • Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]

    Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]
    I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry at one of the most egregious claims made by The Sun's editorial board ever. In your editorial, "Help for the jobless" (Jan. 9), you claim "experts" say when unemployment benefits expire or are reduced, people...
  • Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]

    Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]
    Here we go again. Yet another letter to the editor ("Illegal immigrants steal American jobs," Jan. 3) blaming undocumented immigrants for all of Maryland's employment and economic problems. And, like all such letters, its argument instantly breaks up once...
  • Is the GOP waging 'war' against poverty or the poor?

    Is the GOP waging 'war' against poverty or the poor?
    Surprise. Some of the ideas that Republican presidential hopefuls offer for a conservative "war on poverty" aren't bad, although too many sound like a war on the poor. The good news is that last week's 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's...
  • Jobless get more headaches with latest changes

    Florida's unemployment system is a mess, and the jobless who've had trouble getting paid can thank Gov. Scott and the Legislature for their woes. The Internet-only claims process was supposedly being upgraded last fall, but nothing has gone as planned. A...