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Unemployment aid applications jump to 385,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week by 28,000, the third straight increase. Weekly applications increased to a seasonally adjusted 385,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the highest level since late November. The ...

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Service firms grow more slowly, hiring weakens

WASHINGTON — Two reports Wednesday showed that U.S. service companies grew more slowly in March and private employers pulled back on hiring. The declines suggest businesses may have grown more cautious last month after federal spending cuts took effect. The ...

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Unemployment fell in February in 22 states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 22 U.S. states in February from January, a sign that hiring gains are benefiting many parts of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 12 states and were unchanged ...

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Suburban Md. jobless rate beats U.S. (access required)

The Maryland suburbs of Washington had the lowest unemployment rate in January of the 34 large metropolitan areas tracked by the U.S. Department of Labor. The area consisting of Bethesda, Rockville and Frederick had an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent ...

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