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Jobs ‘recover,’ but still far to go (access required)

Though Maryland’s jobs count has made a full recovery — returning to its pre-recession level — a still-high unemployment rate, a growing workforce, uncertainty in the federal government and ongoing transformation within the state economy indicate room for progress remains.

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Red Line forum will try to attract private investment (access required)

Federal, state and local government officials will try to solicit interest from the private sector to help build Baltimore's Red Line on Monday at a forum intended to explain the project and the state's new public-private partnership procurement law.

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Brown meets with federal transit officials

ANNAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown met Monday with federal transportation officials to reaffirm Maryland’s commitment to pursing two light rail projects that would cost about $1.5 billion each after lawmakers approved legislation this session to raise the state’s gas ...

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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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Measuring the large impact of small businesses (access required)

In trying to increase opportunities for small business development, it might be helpful to understand the impact small businesses have on our economy. While we constantly hear about the Dow and Standard and Poor’s analysis of major publicly traded companies, ...

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Maryland unemployment rate rises despite job growth (access required)

With seven straight months of positive job growth, Maryland has become a destination for residents of other states with more devastating unemployment rates, the local director for a temporary employment agency says. That would help explain why the state’s unemployment ...

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Many federal workers out-earn private sector labor

WASHINGTON — The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the government’s generous pension system means that overall compensation is significantly higher, a government study released Monday said. Once ...

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Government hiring lifted state job picture in December (access required)

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 ...

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Maryland unemployment rate fell in October

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 ...

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