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  • Initial jobless claims drop to 334,000

    Initial jobless claims drop to 334,000
    WASHINGTON -- New jobless claims dropped more than expected last week, nearing a five-year low and continuing a downward trend this month that bodes well for the labor market. There were 334,000 people who applied for unemployment benefits for the first...
  • Report gives Md. a 'D' for manufacturing health

    Report gives Md. a 'D' for manufacturing health
    An Indiana university said Monday that it gave Maryland a "D" for its manufacturing-industry health, adding that tax levels are likely a turnoff for companies in the sector. Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research gave the...
  • Unemployed? Underemployed? Recently hired? We'd like to talk

    Unemployed? Underemployed? Recently hired? We'd like to talk
    The state on Friday will release its monthly jobs report showing whether the unemployment rate rose or fell in May. The monthly data release will also show which sectors added or shed jobs last month. Ahead of Friday’s news, our team of economy...
  • Initial jobless claims rise, but still show labor market growth

    Initial jobless claims rise, but still show labor market growth
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims jumped by 18,000 last week, but remained at a level that indicates moderate labor market growth. There were 354,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ending Saturday, up from a revised...
  • Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps

    Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps
    It’s back to the drawing board as Congress voted against its farm bill Thursday in an unexpected defeat for legislation relied upon to set U.S. food policy. Some conservative Republicans thought the bill didn't curtail enough spending, while many...
  • Weekly jobless claims down; personal income and spending up

    Weekly jobless claims down; personal income and spending up
    WASHINGTON -- The government reported more positive signs for the economic recovery Thursday as initial jobless claims dropped last week and consumers' personal income and spending rose in May. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • As many as 300,000 jobless affected by state software snags

    As many as 300,000 jobless affected by state software snags
    Problems are growing worse for the state's Employment Development Department after a new computer system backfired, leaving some Californians without much-needed benefit checks for weeks. The agency initially said 80,000 unemployment claims were stalled...
  • L.A. County supervisors advance plan for new women's jail

    L.A. County supervisors advance plan for new women's jail
    As Los Angeles County struggles to deal with rampant jail overcrowding, elected leaders took steps Tuesday to build a new women's jail in Lancaster but appeared on the verge of canceling a plan to ship 500 long-term inmates to a facility in Kern County....
  • Assembly sets oversight hearing for Nov. 6 over EDD troubles

    Assembly sets oversight hearing for Nov. 6 over EDD troubles
    The state Assembly has set an oversight hearing for Nov. 6 that will look into what went wrong when the state Employment Development Department launched a computer system upgrade that backfired, delaying unemployment checks to thousands of state...
  • Initial jobless claims fell last week as government shutdown ended

    Initial jobless claims fell last week as government shutdown ended
    WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims dropped last week as fewer federal workers applied for benefits, but the figures remained inflated by the 16-day partial government shutdown. The total number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits...