Stories tagged: Employment
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013
Younger vets struggle as job outlook improves
WASHINGTON — Two months after completing his five-plus years as an Army medic, Dan Huber is still looking for a job. And while he’s had some promising interviews, he has …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 1:22 P.M.
Spokane County unemployment rate falls to 7.6 percent
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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012
Coeur d’Alene program coaches workers with disabilities
When Christopher Griffin fills out job applications, he knows his work history stands out for the wrong reason. He hasn’t held a job since 2005, well before the recession. The …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 9:12 A.M.
State employees’ pay cuts likely restored
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State workers who saw a smaller paycheck over the past two years because of the state’s budget woes are likely to see pay cuts restored under …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012
Vestal: Unemployment’s toll conveyed in poignant video
Michelle Schlager had been through a few tough years with her husband, Shaun. He lost his job as a graphic designer in 2009 and has struggled to find work. The …
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012, 9:53 A.M.
Idaho jobless rate drops for 9th straight month
Idaho employers maintained hiring at seasonal levels in April, while the state’s labor force remained unchanged, driving the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down for the ninth straight month to 7.7 …
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012, 7:51 A.M.
Hiring slows sharply with just 115,000 jobs added
U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April for the second straight month, evidence of an economy still growing only sluggishly. The unemployment rate dipped, but only because more people …
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
State’s job growth trend continues
OLYMPIA – Washington state’s unemployment rate for March remained flat at 8.3 percent, but the state added 3,300 jobs last month, marking the third consecutive month of growth, officials said …
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012, 7:45 A.M.
Jobless rate continues to decline across North Idaho
Kootenai County showed a sharp drop in the unemployment rate in February – 8.1 percent, down from 8.8 percent in January and 9.2 percent a year ago.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012, 6:59 A.M.
Boeing employment in Washington highest since 1999
SEATTLE — Boeing’s payroll in Washington has risen to more than 82,000 workers.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2012
Unemployment rate drops in both Washington, Idaho
Kootenai County’s unemployment rate dropped half a percentage point in December to 9.8 percent – breaking a string of 19 months in which the jobless rate was stuck in double …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2012
Half the pay, none of the work? Who wouldn’t?
You know the problem, surely, with unemployment insurance. It’s so cushy, no one ever wants to go back to work. So trying to help people stay out of the poorhouse …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011, 11:37 A.M.
Employment fell in Washington in May
Employment in Washington fell by 700 in May, the first decline after eight months of increases, the Employment Security Department reported today.
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011, 8:50 A.M.
Unemployment falls to 9%, nearly a 2-year low
The unemployment rate is sinking at the fastest pace in half a century because a surprisingly large number of people say they’re finding work.
THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011
Spokane County employment edges up
Employment in Spokane County rebounded last year, but remains substantially below the peak reached in 2008. The same was true for all of Washington, according to figures released Wednesday by …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2011, 10:21 A.M.
Washington jobless rate creeps up in December
Washington added an estimated 2,100 jobs in December, with the manufacturing and retail sectors leading hiring. Still, the estimated unemployment rate increased slightly from 9.2 percent to 9.3 percent, the …
SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2011
Search for that next job strategically
For thousands of folks out of work in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, the topmost goal on their to-do list is landing a job. The good news is 2011 will …
FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011, 8:20 A.M.
December jobs report points to slow, steady growth
The nation’s economy added 103,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months.
TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010
Idaho job data has bright spot
Employment in most North Idaho counties fell last month, with Boundary County the notable exception. The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday released a county-by-county breakdown of employment statistics, having …
FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010, 1:43 P.M.
Hiring spurt in October eases jobs crisis a bit
The jobs crisis eased a bit in October as companies stepped up hiring, suggesting further gains ahead. Still, hiring remains far too weak to drive down unemployment, now stuck at …
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010, 10:26 A.M.
Unemployment rate falls in Spokane, statewide
The unemployment rate in Spokane County dropped more than half a point in June, and statewide joblessness is back down to where it stood a year ago, state officials said …
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010, 12:02 P.M.
Business update: Data suggest recovery is fizzling
Fears that the economic recovery is fizzling grew Thursday after the government and private sector issued weak reports on a number of fronts. Unemployment claims are up, home sales are …
TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010, 1:23 P.M.
Spokane-area unemployment slips despite job losses
Employment in Washington increased in May, but only because 9,000 workers were hired to help conduct the 2010 Census.
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010, 8:46 A.M.
Largest hiring burst in years, but U.S. jobless rate up
The economy got what it needed in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years.
TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010, 10:09 A.M.
Jobless rate dips in Spokane County
More people found work in the Spokane area last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 10.5 percent. It was 11.3 percent in February, and stood at 9.7 percent one …
FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
‘Green’ jobs blossoming in state
OLYMPIA – Washington counted twice as many people working in “green” jobs last year as in 2008. Although changes in the way jobs were counted are responsible for much of …
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2010
Reid scales back Senate jobs bill
WASHINGTON – The Senate’s top leader on Thursday abruptly trimmed the size of a job-creation bill from $85 billion to $15 billion, fearing that even with emerging bipartisan support the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2010
Job bill gets joint effort
WASHINGTON – In a rare move toward bipartisanship, Senate Democrats worked with Republicans as they prepared Tuesday to unveil an $85 billion jobs bill that would include payroll tax breaks …