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More Americans sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, only the second increase in six weeks. The Labor Department says applications rose by 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 397,000 during the week ended March 5. The rise ...

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Fewest requests for unemployment aid since 2008

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly three years, boosting hopes that companies will step up hiring this year as the economy strengthens. Applications sank by a seasonally ...

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Dept. of Human Services says it is proud of improved turn-around time

ANNAPOLIS — Officials of Maryland’s Department of Human Resources boasted to a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee Tuesday about exceeding the court-ordered number of quick turned-around claims for Marylanders on public assistance. These programs aid families in need. The Temporary Cash ...

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More people applied for unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to reverse a downward trend that suggests employers will accelerate hiring in the coming months. Applications remain slightly above the lowest level in two years and the ...

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