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  • U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April

    U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April
    WASHINGTON — The labor market heated up last month, producing a bumper crop of 288,000 new jobs — the most in more than two years — and easing fears that a winter slowdown in hiring foreshadowed another downturn in the uneven recovery....
  • Yellen sees improved economic growth, worries about housing slowdown

    Yellen sees improved economic growth, worries about housing slowdown
    Weak economic growth in the first three months of the year was mostly due to temporary factors such as the weather, and the recovery should pick up the rest of the year, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday. "With the...
  • For many, college isn't worth the debt [Commentary]

    For many, college isn't worth the debt [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama's recent grant award to three Prince George's county schools for the development of student apprenticeship programs in high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries, is a sign of a paradigm shift in...
  • Horseshoe casino, city mount hiring campaign

    Horseshoe casino, city mount hiring campaign
    Richard Lee Floyd Sr. went to the Southeast Anchor Library on Eastern Avenue on Tuesday, walking on a cane and two prosthetic legs, in hopes of part-time work, something to supplement his Social Security disability check, and occupy his days. "I want to...
  • Jobless rate doesn't offer a true picture of the economy [Letter]

    Jobless rate doesn't offer a true picture of the economy [Letter]
    The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March, the lowest it has been since September 2008, when it was 6.1 percent. However , The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not count people who have given up looking for work...
  • Why the drop in the unemployment rate isn't the good news we need

    More jobs were created in April than forecasters expected, and unemployment nationally dropped to 6.3%, the lowest it's been since 2008 in the early going of the Great Recession. You’d think that would be good news. But there are numbers, and then...
  • Another look at the April jobs report: Why is the workforce shrinking?

    Scott Martelle's Opinion L.A. post about Friday's employment report argues that there's something ugly bubbling beneath the sharp decline in the unemployment rate. I agree with him on the big picture but disagree on how the pieces fit together. For...
  • Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later

    Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later
    In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.  The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...
  • Economy is looking up, but politics are stuck in neutral

    WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the news that the nation's unemployment rate dropped last month from 6.7 to 6.3 percent would seem to be cause to conclude that the American economy is finally recovering from the Great Recession of 2008. Instead, the...
  • Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000

    Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000
    First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
  • Long-term unemployed watch coming debate over benefits closely

    Long-term unemployed watch coming debate over benefits closely
    The first thing Eric Miles lost was his Jeep. Then it was the apartment that he and his 12-year-old son called home. Since the federal government cut off jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed late last year, the 54-year-old East Baltimore man has...