Maryland lost 6,600 jobs between March and April, ending a six-month trend of positive job growth and pushing the state’s unemployment rate up to 6.7 percent. The Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation announced Friday that the state lost 6,000 ...Read More »
The head of the state labor department is leaving his post to become Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s third chief of staff in as many years. Alexander M. Sanchez, who has been secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland construction contractors took advantage of a mild winter and added 3,000 jobs during typically slow January, helping to force the state’s unemployment rate to its lowest level in three years. The statewide unemployment rate is 6.5 percent, ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Government hiring drove Maryland’s unemployment rate down to 6.7 percent last month as payrolls grew by 3,100 jobs, according to figures released Tuesday by the state. December marked the third straight month in which the jobless rate declined ...Read More »
Maryland’s jobless rate dropped to 6.9 percent in November as payrolls swelled in the state for the third straight month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The private sector did all of the ...
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Maryland’s unemployment rate fell in October for the first time in six months, but economists and labor officials cautioned Tuesday the state faces immense challenges as the economy recovers slowly and federal lawmakers debate deep budget cuts. “October’s improvement should ...
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Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent in October, the first drop in six months as the state’s employers added 3,100 net new jobs to their payrolls, according to the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Private sector employment increased ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Federal investment in “shovel-ready” construction put a lot of people to work — and did so quickly — but stimulus money for Maryland work crews is drying up, and some experts say too much of it went to ...Read More »
Maryland added 6,800 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate continued to climb to 7.4 percent, according to figures released Friday morning by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The state’s private sector led the job growth with 10,000 ...Read More »
Solar energy company SunEdison announced it will be moving its headquarters to California, and speaking fees for pharmaceutical companies are going down. Those stories and more in this week’s business Top 5. 1. Maryland’s top lobbyists got $15.5M during 2011 ...Read More »