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Maryland gains 16,700 jobs, unemployment rate falls to 5.0 percent in February

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 16,700 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.0 percent in February. Compared with this time last year, Maryland jobs are up by 92,100, for an over-the-year increase of 3.5 percent. The Education and …


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Gas prices ease for first time in 12 weeks

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the first time in twelve weeks, the national average price of gasoline has fallen, declining 9.0 cents from a week ago and stands at $4.24 per gallon on Monday according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average is up 71.5 cents from …


Gas prices rise for 11th straight week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the eleventh straight week, the nation’s average gas price has risen, climbing 26.4 cents from a week ago and stands at $4.32 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average is up 83.6 cents from a month ago …

Total Maryland jobs decreased in January, unemployment rate remained steady

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released state jobs and unemployment data on Monday. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 8,100 from December to January. The unemployment rate remained at 5.4 percent. During January, the Mining, Logging, and Construction sector added 800 jobs from the Construction subsector. The Wholesale Trade subsector …

U.S. national average price of gasoline hits new all-time record high, sees largest ever 7-day spike

BALTIMORE, MD—The national average price of gasoline in the U.S. on Monday broke the existing record, rewriting the all-time high to Monday’s $4.104 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. The previous all-time high was set back in 2008 at $4.103 per gallon, just ahead of the U.S. Great Recession and housing crisis. The national average price of diesel is also nearing …

Gas prices skyrocket, nearing all-time high

UPDATE: A new, all-time high gas price record has been set. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Americans have seen one of the most profound weeks at the pump with energy prices skyrocketing, marking the 10th straight weekly rise. The nation’s average gas price has risen a staggering 46.5 cents from a week ago and stands at $4.06 per gallon on …

Russia/Ukraine conflict causes gas prices to spike for ninth straight week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the ninth consecutive week, the nation’s average gas price has posted a rise, climbing 7.5 cents from a week ago and stands at $3.59 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average is up 23.2 cents from a …

Gas prices rise for 8th straight week amid Russia fears

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the eighth consecutive week, the nation’s average gas price has climbed, rising 3.2 cents from a week ago and stands at $3.52 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average is up 20.7 cents from a month ago …