Stories tagged: cost of living
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Expensive in Seattle? Affordability debate for mayor’s race
Seattle voters will winnow a field of 21 mayoral candidates down to two on Tuesday when they start the process of picking a new leader for the booming city that’s …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Million-dollar house is the new normal in one Seattle neighborhood
As Seattle home prices continue to set records, Queen Anne has officially become Seattle’s first big neighborhood to have a median home price of $1 million.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
U.S. home prices increasing two times faster than wages
U.S. home prices climbed in March at the strongest rate in nearly three year as a dwindling supply of houses for sale is causing prices to significantly outpace income growth.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Minimum wage stretches a bit more in Spokane
Adjusted for cost of living, minimum wage in Spokane is among the highest, a financial tech company estimates.
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
E. Washington cities fare well in ‘real’ minimum wage study
The paycheck of a worker making minimum wage goes further in Eastern Washington cities than anywhere else in the country, a new study by a personal finance technology company suggests. …
Wed., Sept. 1, 2010
Spokane’s economy showing signs of recovery, Moody’s finds
Spokane’s economy is recovering, while Coeur d’Alene’s remains in recession, according to a new analysis of June data released Monday by Moody’s Economy.com. But the Kootenai County city’s rankings for …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2010, 2:14 p.m.
House GOP votes to stop 1 percent pension hike
The Republican-dominated House voted 48-19 to block Idaho government retirees from getting a 1 percent pension raise, saying it was necessary to protect the $10 billion fund.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2010
Panel agrees to block cost-of-living boost
Idaho lawmakers reversed course Thursday and voted to pass the same legislation blocking a cost-of-living increase for state retirees that they’d just killed a day earlier.
Sat., Aug. 30, 1997
Minimum Wage Workers To Get Labor Day Raise Muscular Economy Absorbing Pay Increase
Nearly 10 million people will receive fatter paychecks beginning Monday, when the federal minimum wage jumps to $5.15 an hour, completing the 90-cent increase approved by Congress last year. But …
Thu., July 17, 1997
Consumer Prices Edge Up 0.1 Percent
Consumer prices barely budged in June, holding inflation in the first half of 1997 at levels unseen on a sustained basis since the mid-1960s. Cost decreases for clothing, gasoline, air …
Wed., Aug. 7, 1996
Consumers Dig Deeper To Buy Food Grocers Blame Higher Prices On Violent Storms, Drought
A nickel here, a dime there. Sometimes a whole dollar. Americans are watching their food bills creep upward as storms and drought have cut into the nation’s food supply.
Sat., March 16, 1996
Factory Output Jumps 1.2 Percent But Consumer Prices Increased Just 0.2 Percent In February
The nation’s factories regained their footing in February after stumbling through much of 1995. Output increased by the largest amount in more than eight years and without fueling inflation. The …
Fri., Feb. 2, 1996
U.S. Enjoys Fourth Year Of Low Inflation Smallest Rise In Health Costs In 23 Years Helps Hold Inflation To 2.5 Percent In 1995
Consumer prices rose just 2.5 percent in 1995, helped by the smallest increase in health costs in 23 years. It was the nation’s fourth straight year of moderate inflation, the …