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Unemployment benefit applications rise to 309K

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 309,000. But the data was distorted for the second straight week by reporting delays. The Labor Department says the less volatile four-week ...

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Computer upgrades cut jobless claims to 292K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 292,000. But the drop was mostly because of technical issues in two states that delayed the processing of applications. The Labor Department said ...

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Applications for unemployment aid fall to 331K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remained near the lowest level in more than five years last week, a sign that companies are cutting few jobs. First-time applications for benefits fell 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000, ...

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Fewest Americans since 2007 seek jobless benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth. The Labor Department said Thursday ...

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Severna Park-based Dynasplint lays off 500 workers worldwide

SEVERNA PARK — A Severna Park manufacturing company is laying off 500 workers worldwide. The Capital reports that Dynasplint Systems Inc., which designs and creates splints for physical therapy, alerted workers on Tuesday. Founder George Hepburn says he owed BB&T ...

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Unemployment aid applications drop to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, which smooths out fluctuations, ...

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More Americans quit jobs, a sign of confidence

WASHINGTON — More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of people who quit their jobs in April jumped 7.2 percent to 2.25 million. ...

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