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Md. adds 4,700 jobs; unemployment steady (access required)

Maryland’s unemployment rate remained steady at 6.6. percent after 4,700 jobs were added in March, according to data released on Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised February’s initial ...

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Md. unemployment rate falls on biggest Sept.-Oct. job growth since 1999 (access required)

Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent last month on the strength of what preliminary data shows to be the state’s largest September-to-October job increase since 1999.

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Officials reject conspiracies on unemployment rate

WASHINGTON — When conspiracists suggested Friday that the Obama administration had engineered a sharp drop in unemployment to aid President Barack Obama’s re-election, the response was swift. Career government officials, economists and even some Mitt Romney supporters issued a collective ...

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Md. adds 800 jobs in July, but unemployment rate ticks up to 7% (access required)

Maryland’s unemployment rate has ticked up half a percentage point since a January low, despite the state adding jobs for the first time in six months and the downward revision of a grim June jobs report.

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Private survey shows U.S. hiring slowed last month

WASHINGTON — A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply reduced hiring in April, a cautionary sign two days before the government reports on monthly job growth. Payroll provider ADP said Wednesday that businesses added just 119,000 jobs last month, far ...

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Editorial: Jobs crunch demands action

August’s jobs numbers have landed on Maryland with a resounding thud — another 2,500 jobs lost and an increase to 7.3 percent in the statewide unemployment rate. Employment gains in some sectors (14,700 jobs have been added since January) have ...

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