WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in four years, adding to evidence that the job market is strengthening. Applications for weekly unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to a seasonally ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A growing number of chief executives at large U.S. companies say they are more optimistic about the economy and plan to step up hiring. The brighter view from the boardroom comes after the best three months of job ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell to a four-year low last week, bolstering the view that the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...
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If you’re still living in financial fear, you may have appreciated the pep talk given by the secretary of the state’s Department of Business and Economic Development on Tuesday morning. “Take a deep breath,” Christian S. Johansson said. “The economy ...
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Exelon takeover becomes official Exelon Corp. will proceed immediately with staffing decisions now that the company has completed its $7.9 billion acquisition of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group, a company spokeswoman said. The deal, which had been in the works for nearly ...
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WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening. Applications for unemployment aid dropped 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 351,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That matches a four-year low ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland construction contractors took advantage of a mild winter and added 3,000 jobs during typically slow January, helping to force the state’s unemployment rate to its lowest level in three years. The statewide unemployment rate is 6.5 percent, ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The United States added 227,000 jobs in February, again surprising economists with the breadth and brawn of the economic recovery. The country has put together the strongest three months of pure job growth since the Great Recession. The ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...Read More »
For a job, that is. I was let go from Robert Half recently (no hard feelings, the sales numbers just weren’t there) and have joined the ranks of the many unemployed 20-something law school grads. My situation should probably give ...Read More »