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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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Newsmakers: Business and Economic Development Secretary Christian Johansson

Maryland's Secretary of Business and Economic Development Christian Johansson speaks with Daily Record reporters and editors about Maryland's economy, unemployment, tourism and other issues affecting the state.

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Johansson: Economy is turning around — just not fast enough

While poised to lead the economic rebound, Maryland has holes in its game it must shore up if the state is to retain its front-running role in a global economy driven by high-tech innovation, the state’s top economic development official ...

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Unemployment aid requests fall to near 3-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people requesting unemployment benefits last week plunged to a nearly three-year low, bolstering the likelihood that companies will increase the pace of hiring this year. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 20,000 to a seasonally ...

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Sluggish new-home sales drag on economy’s growth

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes plummeted in January, and businesses ordered fewer long-lasting goods. But the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has fallen over the past four weeks to the lowest level in two-and-a-half years. Together, the ...

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