More economic relief is on the way for Maryland’s small businesses, Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday. The relief was announced the very day the state’s COVID-related hospitalizations reached 1,720-the highest to date since the beginning of the pandemic in mid-March.Read More
The leader of one of Maryland’s key small business advocacy groups criticized a Tuesday decision by Gov. Larry Hogan to impose new restrictions on bars and restaurants and small businesses in response to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.Read More
Maryland added 18,200 jobs in September while the state’s unemployment rate increased from 6.9% to 7.2%, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday morning.Read More
Maryland added 24,200 jobs in August and the state’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.6% to 6.9%, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning.Read More
A proposal by Republicans on Capitol Hill to reduce enhanced unemployment benefits in the $1 trillion coronavirus aid package has reignited the debate on whether the GOP’s federal stimulus plan could help or hurt Maryland’s economy.Read More
The latest jobs report from the federal government says employment prospects have substantially improved over the past month and Maryland’s business leaders say they are starting to see some progress on the ground amid the loosening of restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.Read More
The numbers in Maryland’s latest labor report are troubling with 349,300 jobs lost and business leaders say it’s going to be a long road to recovery.
“The numbers are quite sobering. I believe it speaks to the tailspin our economy has been in due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Howard County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leonardo McClarty told MarylandReporter.com in an email on Friday.Read More
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