| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The 142 workers of Fusion Paperboard, a factory that made recycled thin cardboard before closing last month, will qualify for extended unemployment benefits and free tuition from a federal program that aims to soften the pains of globalization.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Private-sector job growth slowed a bit last month, but employers still added a fairly strong 204,000 net new positions, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday.
The figure was a drop from July's downwardly revised 212,000 and below...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Fifty years ago this week, the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was signed into law. The goal was to ensure that those of us with the least would not be without food. In the ensuing decades, the program adapted to cultural, economic and technological changes and...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag.
If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 280,000 people filed for...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Maryland received a roughly $400,000 bonus Monday for its crackdown on businesses that misclassify workers, part of more than $2 million the state won in federal grants.
It is the first time the U.S. Department of Labor has focused funding on efforts to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:34 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.
Initial claims for state...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
HARTFORD — At least a dozen former FUSE employees, including embattled CEO Michael M. Sharpe, have applied for unemployment benefits and named the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter school as their former employer.
In his request to...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Initial jobless claims jumped to 302,000 last week, but have averaged their lowest level in eight years during the previous month in further evidence of a strengthening labor market.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:27 AM
Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market.
About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...