TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2015
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
Wed., June 19, 2013, 11:52 a.m.
Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to an estimated 6.8 percent in May, the first time under 7 percent since November 2008, when the rate was 6.5 percent, the state Employment Security Department said Wednesday. The state’s unemployment rate has fallen by 0.7 percentage points since the...
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
Tue., May 24, 2011, 11:24 a.m.
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,...
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
Thu., March 24, 2011, 10:22 a.m.
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...
TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010, 4:22 p.m.
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...
The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.