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  • Maryland gained jobs in June, but unemployment rises to 7%

    Maryland gained jobs in June, but unemployment rises to 7%
    For the second straight month, Maryland added jobs but saw its unemployment rate go up. The state's jobless rate rose to 7 percent in June from 6.7 percent in May, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. Unemployment also increased slightly from 6....
  • Economists' forecasts for Maryland vary — from better growth to worse

    Economists' forecasts for Maryland vary — from better growth to worse
    Maryland employers could pick up the pace of job creation to 40,000 positions this year, according to some forecasts, but one local economist expects a slowdown instead. Moody's Analytics and Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute...
  • Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds

    Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds
    WASHINGTON -- The 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month resulted in $2 billion in lost productivity and, at its peak, left 40 percent of the federal workforce furloughed, according to a report released by the Obama administration Thursday....
  • Amazon's Sunday delivery to spread next year

    E-commerce giant Amazon will provide Sunday package delivery at no extra cost in two key cities and plans to expand the program dramatically next year. Kelly Cheeseman, an Amazon spokeswoman, didn't say whether Baltimore would be included in that...
  • Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses. New York-based Nielsen,...
  • Sun Products to close Baltimore manufacturing plant

    Sun Products to close Baltimore manufacturing plant
    Household products maker Sun Products Corp. said Tuesday that it will close its nearly 90-year-old Baltimore manufacturing plant in June, laying off almost 300 workers and adding another name to the region's long list of former factories. Production...
  • Top Democrats push package for better business climate

    Top Democrats push package for better business climate
    Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy. Senate President Thomas V....
  • Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says

    Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 8,900 jobs in November, the federal government estimated Friday — a decidedly up month in an up-and-down year held back by Washington budget cuts. Better job growth after a difficult few months pushed the state's unemployment rate...
  • In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven

    In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven
    To understand how unevenly the recession and recovery rippled across Maryland, consider its economic extremes. At one end, there's Anne Arundel County. Its employment base was 7 percent larger this spring than it was five years earlier, a gain of 17,000...
  • Irvine Co. drops 75 jobs

    The Irvine Co. has eliminated about 75 positions through a combination of layoffs and the closing of open positions, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday. The layoffs were mainly in the corporate administration and included areas...
  • Competing for conventions

    Competing for conventions
    If Baltimore manages to build the $900 million convention center expansion and arena proposed for the Inner Harbor, business and civic leaders say, the city will join a growing list of destinations competing to woo lucrative convention business with...