Stories tagged: Doug Tweedy
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Spokane metro area added more than 5,000 new jobs in 2017
For the third year in a row, the Spokane metro area added more than 5,000 new jobs in 2017. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Hiring adds nearly 2,100 new jobs to Spokane metro area in July
Job growth remains strong in the Spokane metro area, with about 2,100 new positions added in July. The unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the metro area encompassing Spokane, Stevens …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Unemployment dropped to 5.1 percent in Spokane metro area during June
Unemployment rates for the Spokane metro area dropped to 5.1 percent in June, continuing the pace of strong job growth for the region.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate drops slightly to 5.1 percent in May
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in May, reflecting steady job in the region.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment at 6.8 percent in February
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February, a good number for a month that typically has a high jobless rate.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Spokane-area economy is creating higher-wage jobs
More than 20,000 new jobs have been created in Spokane County since 2010. Most pay more than the average wage in the county, which is $21.17 per hour, or $44,035 …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Health care, private industry pushing Spokane area unemployment rate lower
Spokane area unemployment rate drops slightly.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Experts say Spokane likely is part of economic boom raising incomes
Household income rose last year, the federal government says.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
More jobs in Spokane, but jobless rate inches up
More people working in Spokane but unemployment up slightly, state reports.
Tue., July 26, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Spokane’s June unemployment rate up slightly, but jobs higher compared to 2015
Unemployment rate for Spokane moves up in June, but the county has some 6,700 more jobs than a year ago.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Spokane economy gains jobs in key areas
Spokane’s unemployment rate was down and the number of jobs was up in May, the state reports. Among the bright spots is an increase in jobs held by workers in …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Unemployment rate in Spokane area jumped in December due to windstorm
Spokane area unemployment jumped to 6.7 percent in December
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016, 5 a.m.
Spokane region adds nearly 9,000 jobs in the last two years
As the Spokane economy digs out of the recession, there are several bright spots on the job front
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 5:12 p.m.
Spokane jobless rate lowest since October 2008
Unemployment numbers for September show Spokane’s rate dropped to 5.6 percent.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015, 12:36 p.m.
Spokane area jobless rate drops
The unemployment rate for Spokane and Washington’s three northeast counties dropped by a half percentage point in August, the latest state figures show.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Region added 5,600 jobs over year
Unemployment in the Spokane area inched up in July as schools let out and laid off some staff, the state reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate for the area that includes …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015, 11:39 a.m.
Spokane jobless rate inches up
The Spokane area’s unemployment rate edged up slightly in July to 6.6 percent as schools let out and laid off some staff, the Employment Security Department said.
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., Oct. 22, 2014
Jobless rate dips in Spokane County
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in September, pushed downward by the return of teachers to classrooms. The jobless rate in Spokane County in August was 6 percent, …
Mon., Sept. 1, 2014
Spokane’s big job-maker still government
On this Labor Day, it might be a good time to reflect on the main source of the jobs in our community: government. Government has been either the No. 1 …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Spokane recovery lagging behind
More than 8 million jobs were eliminated across the country by the Great Recession; as the economy contracted, businesses failed or they endured by cutting workers. Spokane County felt its …
Wed., May 21, 2014
Spokane County’s jobless rate sinks to 6.2 percent in April
Spokane County’s jobless rate in April sank to 6.2 percent, the lowest in more than five years, reflecting warm-weather job expansion in construction, warehousing and business services. The unemployment rate …
Thu., March 20, 2014
February statewide unemployment stays at 6.4 percent
Washington’s unemployment rate remained at 6.4 percent in February, state officials reported Wednesday. The steady statewide unemployment rate over January and February, combined with growth in payroll numbers, suggests Washington’s …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2014
Experts optimistic about Inland Northwest job market in 2014
Keely Barrett is among the more than 15,000 Spokane-area workers who are unemployed. Barrett, 53, has been out of work for more than two years after being laid off from …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
Spokane County jobless rate rose to 7 percent last month
Spokane County’s jobless rate rose to 7 percent in November, an increase of three-tenths of a percentage point from the month before, the state Employment Security Department said Monday. This …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2013
Spokane County jobless rate declines
Boosted by hiring at assisted living centers, restaurants and retail stores, Spokane County’s jobless rate in August fell to 7.2 percent – the lowest in nearly five years, the state …
Tue., July 2, 2013
Construction leading job gains
Spokane County’s jobless rate inched up in May to 7.8 percent from 7.5 percent in April, the Washington Employment Security Department said. Washington state’s unemployment rate in May was 6.6 …
Wed., March 13, 2013
Seasonal layoffs hit Spokane area
The unemployment rate in Spokane climbed to 9.8 percent in January, as many retail companies laid off seasonal workers, Washington’s Employment Security Department said. The jobless rate in December was …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2012
Spokane County unemployment rate lowest since 2008
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in October, the lowest since December 2008. A year ago, Spokane’s unemployment rate was 8.3 percent. It was 8 percent in September.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Local financial sector makes gains in stubborn economy
Most people might have missed the news that Spokane’s AmericanWest Bank is buying Oregon-based PremierWest Bank. But it’s big news for people keeping track of new jobs. That pending acquisition …