FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 6:57 A.M.
The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent from 4.9 percent the previous month, according to new government data released Friday morning.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 7:06 A.M.
U.S. companies added a solid 216,000 jobs in November, the most since June and evidence that the incoming Trump administration is inheriting a solid economy.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:19 A.M.
Airbus wants to cut more than 1,100 jobs across Europe as it consolidates its activities and seeks to better compete with U.S. rival Boeing and others amid growing global demand …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 11:55 A.M.
Melissa Baumann lives some 850 miles from the nation’s capital, but when she hears President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters say they will “drain the swamp,” she worries she will …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 9:26 A.M.
State officials say Idaho’s unemployment rate has remained at 3.8 percent for the past four months.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 8:17 A.M.
Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 12:23 P.M.
Oregon’s job growth has cooled off, and with that, the growth in personal income taxes that the state collects has also slowed.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 11:56 A.M.
The U.S. Forest Service says it will hire 1,000 temporary workers in the Pacific Northwest for spring and summer jobs.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 9:09 A.M.
U.S. employers posted slightly more job openings in September, a likely sign that the steady job gains of recent months could continue.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 3:17 P.M.
The government’s October jobs report is poised to offer the last big data point on a steady if unimpressive U.S. economy, four days before Americans flock to the polls.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
U.S. builders cut their spending on construction projects in September, the second straight monthly decline. Much of the decrease came as government spending for schools, sewers and transportation projects tumbled …
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 11:35 A.M.
Volkswagen’s personnel chief has been quoted as telling a German newspaper that the transition to electric cars will ultimately cost a “five-digit number” of jobs at the company.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
Airplane maker Bombardier says it is cutting 7,500 jobs around the world over the next two years.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 6 A.M.
The fewest Americans in 42 years are filing applications for unemployment insurance, which on the surface looks like a sign of a historically hot U.S. labor market. The real picture …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
The Salvation Army in Spokane is hiring Red Kettle Bell ringers for the holiday season.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016
Changing the way it does business, Medicare has unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 2:27 P.M.
The campaign to give workers paid time off when they’re sick is picking up momentum.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 9:17 P.M.
When it comes to retirement, a whopping 75 percent of Americans say they plan to work “as long as possible” in retirement, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
American employers advertised a record number of open jobs in July, a sign hiring may stay healthy despite a slowdown last month.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016
With Labor Day upon us, here are some indicators of the state of labor in Spokane County.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 2016
Labor Day was thought to have first been observed on Sept. 5, 1882, when about 10,000 workers gathered in New York for a parade. That resulted in similar events nationwide.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:09 A.M.
U.S. stocks are rising Friday as a slowdown in hiring last month raised investors’ hopes that the Federal Reserve may wait even longer before raising interest rates. Energy companies made …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 9:58 A.M.
U.S. manufacturing contracted last month for the first time since February, as new orders and output plummeted and factories cut jobs.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Wal-Mart is cutting 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 7:13 A.M.
U.S. businesses added a solid 177,000 jobs in August, according to a private survey, suggesting that hiring remains healthy after two months of strong gains.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 5:49 A.M.
The number of Germans without jobs dropped slightly in August in seasonally adjusted terms, leaving the unemployment rate in Europe’s largest economy unchanged at 6.1 percent.
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 7:27 A.M.
Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
More people working in Spokane but unemployment up slightly, state reports.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 5:08 P.M.
U.S. employers advertised more openings and hired more people in June, adding to evidence that the job market has rebounded from a brief soft patch in the spring.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 1:32 P.M.
Chicago Public Schools is laying off almost 500 teachers and another 500 school-based staff members, the district said Friday. The teachers being laid off will be eligible to apply for …