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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Employers hire almost 2,000 in April 

Private employers in Spokane County hired 2,100 workers in April, a gain only slightly offset by a cutback in government employment. The new hires, the Washington Employment Security Department said today, rolled the county unemployment rate back to 9.1 percent from 10.3 percent in March,...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

County unemployment climbs again

Unemployment in Spokane County climbed for the fourth consecutive month in February, to 10.6 percent. Statistics released today by the Washington Employment Security Department show a modest increase in total employment, to 213,210, up 460 from 212,750 in January. But the workforce grew faster, up...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

Good news in the July jobless numbers, if you look hard 

Today, the monthly jobless totals came out, and Spokane County’s July unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.6 percent. Notably, the 8.6 percent is identical to what it was in July 2009.Among other notable findings, reported by Washington Employment Security regional labor economist Doug Tweedy:The county’s...

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