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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | August 7, 1991
Five months ago, Robert A. Weaver of Westminster was unemployed. Today, he has two jobs.Others haven't been so lucky: The county's unemployment rate essentially has remained stable since April, figures from the state Department of Economic and Employment Development show.Carroll's jobless rate declined from 5.4 percent in May to 5.2 percent in June, the latest month for which numbers are available, but it doesn't mean the economy is on an upswing, DEED officials said.The rate declined mostly because the number of people looking for jobs decreased, said Patrick Arnold, director of labor market analysis and information for DEED.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | June 5, 1994
More than 1,000 people left Carroll County's labor force in April and employment grew by 50 jobs, contributing to an unemployment rate drop of 1.6 percent, state officials said Friday.The decrease, which follows an unemployment drop from February to March, was the largest decline in the seven counties of the Baltimore metropolitan area, which includes Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard and Queen Anne's counties, and Baltimore City.Marco Merrick, spokesman for the state Department of Economic and Employment Development, said Friday that Carroll County's rate dropped from 5.8 percent in March to 4.2 percent in April.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | September 8, 1991
The county's unemployment rate essentially remained stable in July, state figures released Friday show.The state Department of Economic and Employment Development reported that Carroll's jobless rate was 5.1 percent in July, compared to 5.2 percent in June.In July 1990, county unemployment was 4.0 percent.The national rate for August remained unchanged at 6.8 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. (U.S. numbers are one month ahead of state numbers.)Only four fewer people were employed in July in the county than were in June, DEED said.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1994
Carroll County's unemployment rate rose sharply in January, to 6.6 percent from December's 4.2 percent, but economic officials say they are not worried.The bulk of the increase resulted from major changes in the way the state compiles unemployment data, according to a spokesman for the Department of Economic and Employment Development (DEED), which released county-by-county unemployment figures yesterday."It's unfair to compare January to December this year because of changes we made in calculating the rate," DEED spokesman Marco K. Merrick said.
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November 10, 1991
Howard County's unemployment rate dropped in September by half a percentage point to 3.8 percent, slightly outpacing a statewide drop from 5.5 to 5.2 percent, according to estimates by the state Department of Economic and Employment Development.The drop gives the county the state's second-lowest unemployment rate, after Montgomery County,which dropped a tenth of a point to 3.1 percent for September.Howard County's jobless rate has yet to go as low as it was during the first three quarters of 1990, when it gradually rose from 1.9 to 3.4 percent.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | August 9, 1992
Unemployment rose in Carroll County in June, reversing the steady decline of the previous four months.The rise could be temporary, caused by workers at the schools and Western Maryland College who are looking for summer work, said Patrick Arnold, director of labor market analysis in the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development (DEED). They will have jobs to go back to in September, he noted."In Carroll County, I think there's a stronger than usual influence of [seasonal school employment]
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
Carroll County's unemployment rate dropped from 5.7percent to 5.0 percent in October, the largest decrease in the Baltimore metropolitan area.Statewide, the unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent to a low this year of 6.4 percent.Unemployment in Carroll County was 4.9 percent in October 1991, while the state rate was 5.7 percent."This is really good news," said Marco K. Merrick, a public information officer for the state Department of Economic and Employment Development.A drop in unemployment is normal from September to October.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | January 10, 1993
Carroll County's unemployment rate rose sharply from 5.1 percent to 5.7 percent in November, one of the highest increases in the Baltimore metropolitan area.Queen Anne's was the only Baltimore-area county with a larger increase, rising from 5.7 percent to 6.4 percent, state officials said Friday."We're seeing that Carroll County and Queen Anne's were experiencing some increase in the labor force," said Marco K. Merrick, a public information officer with the state Department of Economic and Education Development.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 5, 1993
Carroll County's unemployment rate has dropped again, the third time in as many months.State unemployment figures, released Friday, show the county rate decreased from 4.4 percent in September to 4.2 percent in October. Carroll's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in August and 6.1 percent in July."Basically, across the state, in most jurisdictions unemployment went down," said Marco Merrick, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development. "In October, the unemployment rate tends to go down as people exit the labor force and summer jobs are still ending."
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | June 5, 1994
More than 1,000 people left Carroll County's labor force in April and employment grew by 50 jobs, contributing to an unemployment rate drop of 1.6 percent, state officials said Friday.The decrease, which follows an unemployment drop from February to March, was the largest decline in the seven counties of the Baltimore metropolitan area, which includes Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard and Queen Anne's counties, and Baltimore City.Marco Merrick, spokesman for the state Department of Economic and Employment Development, said Friday that Carroll County's rate dropped from 5.8 percent in March to 4.2 percent in April.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | January 9, 1994
Carroll County's unemployment rate dropped from 4.1percent in October to 3.8 percent in November, the lowest since the county had a 3.7 percent jobless rate in October 1990, state officials said Friday.State Department of Economic and Employment Development (DEED) officials said county unemployment has decreased for four months. It dropped from 6.1 percent in July to 5.3 percent in August to 4.4 percent in September.But county officials said the steady drop does not take into account residents who are overqualified for the jobs at which they are currently working.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 5, 1993
Carroll County's unemployment rate has dropped again, the third time in as many months.State unemployment figures, released Friday, show the county rate decreased from 4.4 percent in September to 4.2 percent in October. Carroll's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in August and 6.1 percent in July."Basically, across the state, in most jurisdictions unemployment went down," said Marco Merrick, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development. "In October, the unemployment rate tends to go down as people exit the labor force and summer jobs are still ending."
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer GR. GRAPH | April 4, 1993
Carroll County's unemployment rate rose in February, in step with a statewide increase in joblessness.The county's rate rose from 7.2 percent in January to 7.5 percent in February.Maryland's unemployment rate grew from 6.4 percent in January to 6.7 percent in February. But the statewide rate is lower than a year ago; the February 1992 rate was 7.5 percent.Carroll County showed an even larger drop of a full percentage point from a year ago, when the unemployment rate was 8.5 percent.More Carroll Countians were working in February than in January.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | January 10, 1993
Carroll County's unemployment rate rose sharply from 5.1 percent to 5.7 percent in November, one of the highest increases in the Baltimore metropolitan area.Queen Anne's was the only Baltimore-area county with a larger increase, rising from 5.7 percent to 6.4 percent, state officials said Friday."We're seeing that Carroll County and Queen Anne's were experiencing some increase in the labor force," said Marco K. Merrick, a public information officer with the state Department of Economic and Education Development.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
Carroll County's unemployment rate dropped from 5.7percent to 5.0 percent in October, the largest decrease in the Baltimore metropolitan area.Statewide, the unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent to a low this year of 6.4 percent.Unemployment in Carroll County was 4.9 percent in October 1991, while the state rate was 5.7 percent."This is really good news," said Marco K. Merrick, a public information officer for the state Department of Economic and Employment Development.A drop in unemployment is normal from September to October.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | August 9, 1992
Unemployment rose in Carroll County in June, reversing the steady decline of the previous four months.The rise could be temporary, caused by workers at the schools and Western Maryland College who are looking for summer work, said Patrick Arnold, director of labor market analysis in the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development (DEED). They will have jobs to go back to in September, he noted."In Carroll County, I think there's a stronger than usual influence of [seasonal school employment]
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | July 7, 1991
The unemployment rate in Carroll remained nearly level in May, afterdropping almost 2 percent over the preceding two months, state figures show.The county's unemployment rate declined from 5.5 percent in April to 5.4 percent in May, the latest month for which figures are available, according to statistics released Friday by the state Department of Economic and Employment Development.Carroll's unemployment rate in May 1990 was 2.6 percent. It had climbed as high as 7.4 percent last February.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | February 6, 1991
The county's unemployment rate reached its highest point in nearly five years in December, with almost 800 more people out of work than in November.The December jobless rate was 5.8 percent, just under the state and national levels for that month, the most recent for which figures are available. Carroll's jobless rate was at 2 percent forthe same period a year ago, state Department of Economic and Employment Development figures show."There's no doubt there's a recession going on," said Theodora Stephen, manager of the DEED office in Carroll.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | February 9, 1992
Six hundred more people were unemployed in Carroll in December than November, as the county's unemployment rate jumped from 5.4 percent to 6.4 percent.The increase can be attributed to seasonal layoffs of construction workers, landscapers and others whose jobs are affected by cold weather, a county unemployment official said."December was full of people coming in who traditionally come in then -- all outdoors people," said Theodora Stephen, manager of the state Department of Economic and Employment Development in Westminster.
NEWS
November 10, 1991
Howard County's unemployment rate dropped in September by half a percentage point to 3.8 percent, slightly outpacing a statewide drop from 5.5 to 5.2 percent, according to estimates by the state Department of Economic and Employment Development.The drop gives the county the state's second-lowest unemployment rate, after Montgomery County,which dropped a tenth of a point to 3.1 percent for September.Howard County's jobless rate has yet to go as low as it was during the first three quarters of 1990, when it gradually rose from 1.9 to 3.4 percent.
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