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by JULIE E. GREENE | April 2, 2004
Local unemployment rate information for February will be released late this month because of continuing revisions in the process used to estimate the data, a Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation official said Thursday. The county-level data is expected to be available on April 8, department spokeswoman Liz Williams said. The unemployment rate information for two months prior usually is released on the first Friday of the month.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2011
More than 400 logistics and support jobs are expected to land in Franklin County (Pa.) this winter when Ulta Beauty opens a 350,000-square-foot distribution center near Interstate 81 off Kriner Road, according to a county development official. Ulta Beauty, a national retailer of beauty products, recently expanded into the Tri-State area, opening retail stores in Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., and planning a warehouse in Chambersburg. Representatives of the Illinois-based corporation did not return multiple requests for comment on the project.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 24, 2006
Washington County's jobless rate stood at 4 percent in October, a drop from 4.3 percent in September. The statewide rate of 4 percent did not change. The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which monitors unemployment rates, said in a press release that the number of workers in the state was a little more than 2.9 million in October, a record. In the past year, the number of Maryland workers went up 2.6 percent, compared to 1.9 percent nationally, according to the release.
NEWS
February 27, 2005
Maryland county unemployment data for January is not expected to be available until mid-March because the Bureau of Labor Statistics is conducting its annual benchmarking, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
NEWS
May 2, 2001
Jobless rates down in Franklin, Fulton counties By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg Unemployment rates in Franklin and Fulton counties dipped slightly in March but will probably shoot back up in the coming months due to recent layoffs and plant shutdowns, labor market analysts said. The jobless figure for Franklin County was 5.1 percent, down from 5.5 percent in February, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor.
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July 2, 1998
By SHEILA HOTCHKIN Staff Writer Washington County maintained one of its lowest unemployment rates in recent history throughout April and May, even as the state average increased. According to figures from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, the county held a 3.7 percent unemployment rate through those two months, while the state average increased from 4.2 percent to 4.4 percent. "It's one of the lowest that we've seen," said Shanon Wolf, manager of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation office in Washington County.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Unemployment was unchanged at 4.3 percent in Franklin County for July and the jobless rate fell in Fulton County, although that number did not reflect JLG Industries layoffs that began in August, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The number of people working in Franklin County fell by 600 to 79,900, mostly the result of a fall in local and state government employment, led by school district and college personnel idled by summer vacations, said Ryan Horner, an industry and business analyst with the department.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 27, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Unemployment was unchanged at 4.3 percent in Franklin County for July and the jobless rate fell in Fulton County, although that number did not reflect JLG Industries layoffs that began in August, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The number of people working in Franklin County fell by 600 to 79,900, mostly the result of a fall in local and state government employment, led by school district and college personnel idled by summer vacations, said Ryan Horner, an industry and business analyst with the department.
NEWS
March 26, 2008
Week of March 23, 1958 ยท A squirrel, apparently on an exploratory expedition, got itself in a jam this morning and apparently had become too frightened to risk getting out of its predicament. The squirrel had gone up the chimney on Fairchild Plant No. 27 (the old Roulette Knitting Mill at the corner of Cannon Avenue and East Washington Street). The chimney is between 75 and 100 feet in height. "The squirrel is sitting on the rim of the chimney and seems to be quivering from fright," phoned an employee of the plant.
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