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  • Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March

    Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March
    Private employers in Maryland led the way to modest job gains in March, and the state unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged since February, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency...
  • Teacher gives wise advice about college costs

    DEAR JOYCE: I read with interest your column with the letter from the individual who recommended that two-year college transfer students always check in advance which community college courses will transfer -- and which ones won't -- to a four-year...
  • Economy adds 169,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate eases to 7.3%

    Economy adds 169,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate eases to 7.3%
    WASHINGTON -- The economy added 169,000 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked down to a near post-Great Recession low of 7.3%, its lowest level since the end of 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. The job growth in August was...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped for the fourth straight week after spiking because of the partial federal government shutdown, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 336,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time...
  • Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision

    Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected the number of people filing for first-time...
  • Weak jobs report could keep Fed from slowing stimulus this month

    Weak jobs report could keep Fed from slowing stimulus this month
    WASHINGTON -- The top-line number in the August jobs report was roughly in line with expectations, but economists digging into the details Friday saw bad signs that could give Federal Reserve policymakers concerns about reducing their stimulus efforts...
  • Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report

    Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 330,000 last week, the lowest level since November, as holiday season volatility continued to ease ahead of Friday's government jobs report. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • Initial jobless claims surge to 2-month high amid holiday volatility

    Initial jobless claims surge to 2-month high amid holiday volatility
    WASHINGTON — First-time jobless claims surged last week to a two-month high after plunging to near a six-year low the previous week, highlighting the volatility of the data during the holiday season, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 368,...
  • U.S. job openings, hiring hit five-year highs in September

    U.S. job openings, hiring hit five-year highs in September
    U.S. job openings in September grew by 69,000 from the year before to 3.9 million, one of the highest levels since 2008, signaling the economy has continued expanding moderately, the Labor Department reported Friday. Since September 2012, the number...
  • Jobless claims near six-year low after computer glitches are fixed

    Jobless claims near six-year low after computer glitches are fixed
    WASHINGTON -- With reporting problems in California and Nevada resolved, new jobless claims last week settled at near a six-year low of 305,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The figure provides a more accurate sense of the jobs market than the...
  • Jobless claims drop for third straight week as shutdown impact ends

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell for the third straight week as furloughed federal employees returned to work and the effects of the government shutdown abated, the Labor Department said Thursday. There were 340,000 people who filed for first-...