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Tag Archives: Unemployment

Economy accelerates at 2.5 percent rate in Q1

WASHINGTON — After nearly stalling in late 2012, the American economy quickened its pace early this year despite deep government cutbacks. The strongest consumer spending in two years fueled a 2.5 percent annual growth rate in the January-March quarter. The ...

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Md. adds 4,700 jobs; unemployment steady

Maryland’s unemployment rate remained steady at 6.6. percent after 4,700 jobs were added in March, according to data released on Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised February’s initial ...

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Unemployment aid applications rise to 352K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits increased just 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 352,000. The slight gain kept applications at a level consistent with solid hiring and suggests March’s sluggish hiring may be temporary. The ...

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Hiring slows; unemployment worse among millennials

March was not a good month for the national labor market. Thousands of people dropped out of the workforce, and employers hired at their slowest pace since June. The unemployment numbers, released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, were a disappointment to many who expected a continuation of this year’s steady growth.

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