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Editorial: A green light for Perez (access required)

With members of the U.S. Senate reaching a compromise to allow confirmation votes for presidential appointees, thereby avoiding the much-discussed nuclear option of eliminating a 60-vote threshold for some decisions, Tom Perez will become the country’s next secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Md. adds 4,700 jobs; unemployment steady (access required)

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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Suburban Md. jobless rate beats U.S. (access required)

The Maryland suburbs of Washington had the lowest unemployment rate in January of the 34 large metropolitan areas tracked by the U.S. Department of Labor. The area consisting of Bethesda, Rockville and Frederick had an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent ...

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Survey: Businesses added 162K jobs in September

WASHINGTON — A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in September than August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies added 162,000 jobs last month. That’s below ...

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Unemployment aid applications at 2-month low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plunged 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 359,000, a hopeful sign for the job market. It’s the lowest level of weekly applications in nine weeks. The Labor Department said Thursday ...

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