WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence that the job market isn’t improving. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 414,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The report ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Companies advertised the most job openings in three years, a hopeful sign after the worst month for hiring in nearly a year. The Labor Department said Wednesday that employers posted 3.2 million jobs in July, up from 3.17 ...Read More »
GENEVA — The United States has tumbled further down a global ranking of the world’s most competitive economies, landing at fifth place due to its massive deficits and declining public faith in government, a global economic group said Wednesday. The ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But it was pushed up by thousands of Verizon workers who were on strike. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 417,000, the ...Read More »
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Government employment losses slowed job growth in Maryland last month and economists expect that trend to continue as Congress sets a new course for federal spending. “Maryland is one of many states where government jobs are shrinking and I expect ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose back above 400,000 last week. Still, the four-week average, a more reliable gauge of the job market, fell to the lowest level since mid-April. The report suggests that the ...
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WASHINGTON — Unemployment rose in more than 90 percent of U.S. cities in June, mirroring a national slowdown in hiring. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose in 345 large metro areas. It dropped in 20 cities and was ...Read More »
Maryland’s labor market continued to flounder in June as the unemployment rate rose to 7 percent and the state posted the worst rate of job growth in the country in the last year. The state lost 300 jobs in June ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The number of job postings didn’t increase in May, a sign that hiring is unlikely to pick up this summer. Employers advertised 3 million job openings, the Labor Department said. That was the same amount as in April ...Read More »