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Tag Archives: Unemployment

Fewer Americans apply for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, providing support for the view that there will be stronger job growth this year. Applications fell to a seasonally adjusted 385,000 last week, marking the third decline in the past ...

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Dim homebuilder outlook improves slightly

WASHINGTON — Homebuilders’ pessimistic outlook improved slightly this month, but it remains dim amid falling home prices and a weak pace of construction. The National Association of Home Builders said Tuesday that its index of industry sentiment for March improved ...

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Md. unemployment dips to lowest level since 2009

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland employers shed 7,100 jobs in January, but the state’s jobless rate fell to its lowest point in more than a year and a half, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The state’s ...

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More Americans sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, only the second increase in six weeks. The Labor Department says applications rose by 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 397,000 during the week ended March 5. The rise ...

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