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  • Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low

    Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low
    Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....
  • Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report

    Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report
    The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading. The...
  • Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared

    Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared
    The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year. Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
  • 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,...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
  • 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...
  • The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate

    The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate
    The unemployment rate in Illinois has dropped, and Gov. Pat Quinn is buoyant. "Our unemployment rate is as low as it's been in the last six years," he said after the latest numbers came out last week. "We're on the right track." Not so fast, countered...
  • Jobless claims fell more than expected last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped more than forecast last week, underscoring improvement in the labor market. New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 from the previous week to 298,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected...
  • 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...