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Jun 17, 2022

Maryland’s 4% jobless rate in May lowest since start of pandemic

Maryland gained 10,500 jobs in May, and the unemployment rate once again fell, hitting 4%.

May 4, 2018

US adds a modest 164,000 jobs; unemployment down to 3.9 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy’s resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war. Job growth amounted to a decent 164,000 last month, up from an upwardly revised 135,000 in March, the Labor Department […]

Apr 21, 2017

Md. shed 7,200 jobs in March; jobless rate inches up

Maryland lost 7,200 jobs in March while the state’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.3 percent for the month, federal officials reported today. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said that while public-sector jobs increased by 300 for March, the private sector lost 7,500 jobs. The BLS also revised downward Maryland’s preliminary […]

Jun 19, 2015

Maryland adds 13,500 jobs in May, new estimates show

Maryland has posted job gains in four of five months this year after adding 13,500 jobs in May, according to estimates released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The five-digit increase follows a similar gain in April, when Maryland added 16,300 jobs (revised from an initial estimate of 16,400). The two-month increase is the […]

Jan 9, 2015

Hiring numbers finish year on up note

(AP) The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble. Employers added 252,000 jobs last month and 50,000 more in […]

Nov 21, 2014

Unemployment drops in Maryland

(AP) Unemployment rates fell in Maryland and 33 other states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country. Maryland’s rate dropped to 6.0 percent, from 6.3 percent in September. Nationwide, the rate was 5.8 percent in October, a six-year low. The Labor Department said Friday […]

Oct 21, 2014

Government hiring drives September employment in Maryland

Maryland's unemployment rate of 6.3 percent remains higher than the national average of 5.9 percent for September.

Sep 5, 2014

U.S. employers add 142K jobs, fewest in 8 months

The weaker-than-expected figures make it unlikely that the Federal Reserve will speed up its timetable for raising interest rates.

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Aug 7, 2014

U.S. jobless aid applications fell to 289,000

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth.

Dec 26, 2013

Weekly U.S. jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012.

Dec 6, 2013

U.S. unemployment falls to 7 pct. on 203K jobs added

WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market is proving surprisingly resilient. Solid job growth in November cut the U.S. unemployment rate to 7 percent, a five-year low. The robust gain suggested that the economy may have begun to accelerate. As more employers step up hiring, more people have money to spend to drive the economy. Employers […]

Jul 18, 2013

Md. unemployment rate at 7 percent for first time in a year

Maryland’s economy continued to add jobs in June, but the state’s unemployment rate still crept up to 7 percent for the first time since last July.

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