Stories tagged: employment security department
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent last month and the state added 1,200 new jobs.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Washington state unemployment rate holds steady in January
Washington state’s unemployment rate held at 5.1 percent in January, even with the estimated loss of 7,200 jobs over the month.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Washington jobless rate hits low of 5.2 percent in December
The unemployment rate in Washington hit a new low of 5.2 percent in December as employers added 6,700 new jobs, the state said Thursday.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
More self-service, tighter security added to Washington unemployment benefits website
More security and new self-service options have been added to Washington state’s
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Health care, private industry pushing Spokane area unemployment rate lower
Spokane area unemployment rate drops slightly.
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.
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 …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
Washington jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent
Washington state added an estimated 8,700 jobs last month and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Jail inmates getting unemployment checks, audit finds
Inmates got unemployment payments because agency doesn’t have access to all information.
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
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014, 4:56 p.m.
Better economy means layoffs in unemployment office
OLYMPIA – Washington’s lower unemployment rate means more jobs in many parts of the economy, but layoffs for the people who help the unemployed.
Thu., May 15, 2014
Report: Washington has regained lost jobs, added 6,900 jobs per month
OLYMPIA – Washington has gained back the jobs it lost during the Great Recession and is adding jobs each month at a rate comparable to the height of the last …
Wed., March 5, 2014, 11:44 a.m.
Washington jobless rate drops to 6.4 percent
SEATTLE — Washington state has more jobs than before the start of the recession, with a January employment rate of 6.4 percent, the Employment Security Department reported Wednesday.
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, 12:16 p.m.
Spokane County jobless rate rises in November
Spokane County’s jobless rate edged up to 7.0 percent in November, an increase of three-tenths of a percent from the month before, the state Employment Security Department said.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, 11:19 a.m.
Wash. to regain some long-term jobless benefits
OLYMPIA — A worsening unemployment rate in Washington state is leading to extended unemployment benefits for some.
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013
Washington jobless rate increase two months in a row
OLYMPIA – Washington’s unemployment rate increased slightly for the second straight month even as the state added an estimated 5,300 jobs from July to August, officials with the Employment Security …
Thu., June 13, 2013
Average salary in Washington rose in ’12
Private-sector job growth and a recovering economy pushed Washington’s average wage in 2012 to $51,595. That’s the first time Washington’s average wage – for jobs covered by unemployment insurance – …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2012
Clubs help job seekers prepare, share – and cope
Ginger Peterson has memorized two dates from 2012. Feb. 17 was the day she was laid off from the Ambassadors Group.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Washington gains jobs; jobless rate up
Washington gained 5,000 jobs in July, even while the state jobless rate rose to 8.5 percent in July from 8.3 percent the previous month, the Employment Security Department said Wednesday. …
Wed., April 18, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
State unemployment has another flat month
OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate for March remained flat at 8.3 percent, but the state added 3,000 jobs last month, marking the 15th consecutive month of job growth, state …
Thu., March 22, 2012
WorkSource group helps job seekers strategize
A lot has changed since 1998, the last time Mike Guerdette had to design a resume. Guerdette, who has a Gonzaga University engineering degree, has been out of work since …
Wed., March 14, 2012
Area’s jobless rate up to 9.8
Spokane’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in January, according to reports released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though jobless numbers are higher than in December, state economists …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2011
Employment Security Department to lay off about 220 workers
About 9 percent of the 2,400 workers with Washington’s Employment Security Department will lose their jobs in January, the agency said Friday. The approximately 220 layoffs will include more than …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2011
County jobless rate up in August
Spokane County’s August jobless rate rose to 9.2 percent, up from 8.8 percent the month before, the state’s Employment Security Department said Tuesday. One year ago Spokane’s unemployment rate was …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2011, 1:06 p.m.
Spokane unemployment rate unchanged from last year
Spokane County’s August jobless rate rose to 9.2 percent, up from 8.8 percent the month before, the state’s Employment Security Department said today.
Thu., April 14, 2011
Washington jobless rate climbs
Washington’s unemployment rate climbed in March despite a gain of 1,110 jobs, the Employment Security Department said Wednesday. The March unemployment rate was 9.2 percent, a notch higher than the …
Wed., March 2, 2011
State reports drop in jobless rate
The unemployment rate in Washington fell to 9.1 percent in January as businesses added 11,000 workers, the state Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. But the gain was the result of …
Sun., Jan. 9, 2011
Caldwell: Governor’s work plan needs quick approval
While legislators find their seats, Gov. Chris Gregoire remained center stage last week in Olympia, announcing proposals that would restructure education oversight, alter ferry system management, and amend the state’s …
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011
Jobs saved in Shared-Work Program
Washington’s Shared-Work Program kept 32,000 workers on the job in 2010, a record and up by 10,000 from 2009, the Employment Security Department said Thursday. The department estimated the program …
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
Bills would save state’s businesses millions
Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday said she will ask Washington lawmakers to approve bills that would save businesses and employees $300 million this year and more than $1 billion over …