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Unemployment rate up despite hirings

Washington's unemployment rate climbed in March despite a gain of 1,110 jobs, the Employment Security Department said today. The March unemployment rate was 9.2 percent, a notch higher than the 9.1 percent reported for February. The biggest job gains were in business and professional services,...

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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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The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.