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How many people in Spokane County work in retirement centers and nursing homes?

Spokane County got itself closer to the 6.0 percent unemployment rate, based on preliminary April numbers released Tuesday by the state.

Today's SR  story tried to cover the bases.

Here's one piece of data not listed in that story. Just measuring the nursing and retirement services subgroup for Spokane, the change from first quarter employment 2013 to first quarter 2014 went this way:  6,649 to 6,966.

Those are somewhat preliminary numbers, said Doug Tweedy of Employment Security.

But that's a telling statistic.  As the population ages, we'll be seeing a continuing growth in that part of the job market.


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