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  • Valley has best post-recession growth in state

    Valley has best post-recession growth in state
    On a day when the state's monthly unemployment report showed the Lehigh Valley's rate had stagnated, a separate survey heralded the region as experiencing the largest post-recession job growth of any other similar-sized area in Pennsylvania. The...
  • Maryland adds 6,100 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 6,100 jobs in February
    Maryland employers added 6,100 jobs in February, one of the largest monthly gains in a year, but with gains split almost evenly between the public and private sectors, the growth underscores the task the state faces as it works to make itself less reliant...
  • CT Labor Department: Cold To Blame for February Job Downturn

    Connecticut employers cut more positions than they added in February, breaking a seven-month streak of job market growth, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. The preliminary estimate is that the state had 3,700 fewer jobs in February than it...
  • US new-home sales surge in February

    US new-home sales surge in February
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales shot up 7.8 percent...
  • Weekly jobless claims stay below 300,000, showing strong labor market

    Weekly jobless claims stay below 300,000, showing strong labor market
    Initial jobless claims remained steady last week at just under 300,000, indicating a strong labor market after a late February increase raised concerns that conditions were weakening. About 291,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • Unemployment still low, but county rates climb in new data

    Unemployment still low, but county rates climb in new data
    Unemployment in South Florida and in the state has markedly improved, but it was not as low as last year's data indicated, according to new numbers released Tuesday. Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity typically reviews unemployment data each...
  • Maryland added 500 jobs in January

    Maryland added 500 jobs in January
    Maryland employers added 500 jobs in January, a marginal gain dragged down by losses in the leisure and hospitality industry, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday. But economists said they want to see how the state does in coming months...
  • Lehigh Valley gains jobs

    Lehigh Valley gains jobs
    The Lehigh Valley's labor market kicked off the new year in style. Though the Valley lost 1,200 jobs from the previous month, it gained 4,900 from January 2014, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. That...
  • Connecticut Gained 25,000 Jobs In 2014; Best Year Since 1998

    Connecticut Gained 25,000 Jobs In 2014; Best Year Since 1998
    Connecticut's employers added more than 25,000 jobs in 2014, the state's Labor Department said Monday, confirming the robust job growth reported in preliminary data. This was the best year for job growth since 1998. Nick Perna, an economist who consults...
  • Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success

    Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success
    In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called "Moynihan's Scissors": Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors' blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male unemployment rate. The...
  • Labor Secretary Perez promotes Red Line, high-speed rail

    Labor Secretary Perez promotes Red Line, high-speed rail
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said plans for a new light rail line in Baltimore should move forward during a visit to the city Monday to promote the Obama administration's economic agenda. Perez said investment in mass transit, such as the two...