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Tag Archives: Unemployment

Unemployment at 18-year low of 3.8%; US gains 223K jobs

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April. Average hourly pay rose 2.7 percent from ...

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Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June; unemployment rate drops

Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and its unemployment rate dropped, according to the latest statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor. The private sector added 9,400 jobs. The 4.1 percent unemployment rate in June dropped a tenth of a ...

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US hiring grinds to a near-halt; many stop looking for work

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy’s health and complicating the Federal Reserve’s efforts to raise interest rates. While unemployment slid from 5 percent to 4.7 percent, the lowest since November 2007, ...

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