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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

U.S. job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million

U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Do you feel financially secure? Your answer likely depends on your age, income and education level

Just how financially secure you feel depends on your age, your race, your education and – perhaps not surprisingly – your income.


A robust job gain in January shows U.S. economy’s durability

U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Spokane metro area employers created 6,200 jobs last year

Education and health care were drivers of job growth in 2018.


Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, starting in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover said Thursday it will cut 4,500 jobs as the carmaker addresses slowing demand in China and growing uncertainty about the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.


U.S. job openings fell in November to still-strong 6.9 million

WASHINGTON – U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy. Job openings slipped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

Stocks swing to huge gains after jobs report, trade talks

Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild …


November jobless rate in Washington holds at 4.3 percent

OLYMPIA – Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the rate remains unchanged from October’s jobless …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

Venture capitalists are taking $18-an-hour jobs to understand the gig economy

Jamison Hill is a senior principal at Bain Capital Ventures, and by working a temporary laundry job he joins the ranks of a significant number of investors embedding themselves in …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as five plants

General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to …


Idaho unemployment remains at 2.7 percent

The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday said the state’s unemployment rate in October was the same as September and is the 14th consecutive month at or below 3 percent.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent and the state also added 12,400 jobs in October.


With U.S. employers eager to fill jobs, hiring could stay strong

Against the backdrop of next week’s midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it’s been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

U.S. companies hiring at robust pace; wages rise faster

U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of …


U.S. employers post record number of open jobs in August

U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic …


Rich Lowry: The blue-collar recovery

The economic recovery is really beginning to reach into Trump country.


Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isn’t so easy

A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or re-entering the workforce at …


The 20 worst-paying jobs for women right now

When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade.


Idaho’s unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in July at 2.9 percent.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Tech positions top highest-paying U.S. jobs list

For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., according to an annual report from Glassdoor.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of …


Shawn Vestal: The Amazon effect on local pay should be scrutinized

Amazon is coming to town, and a lot of people are excited.


Center works to fill 6,000 unfilled skilled jobs

There are nearly 6,000 unfilled STEM jobs in Idaho, but Angela Hemingway, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, and her staff are working to reduce that number – …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

American workers’ willingness to quit hits 17-year high

The proportion of American workers that quit their jobs in May reached the highest level in 17 years, a sign that more people are confident they can find a new …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Trade war hangs over U.S. job market set for more gains in June

President Donald Trump’s global trade war is posing a growing risk to the kind of robust job gains that the U.S. probably enjoyed again in June.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Average wage in Spokane County rose nearly 4 percent in 2017

The average annual wage in Spokane County rose to $46,562 last year, influenced by local medical schools and an influx of highly paid workers.


Renewable energy field’s flourishing brings new careers

More students than ever are enrolling at the Northwest Renewable Energy Institute, a program offered by the International Air and Hospitality Academy. A career as a wind turbine technician, with …


Will the same budtender be there next time? New cannabis jobs report says maybe not

Those involved in the retail side of Washington and Colorado cannabis sales don’t tend to stick around very long, according to the latest data from the Seattle-based cannabis software/data company …


Why many Americans aren’t benefiting from robust U.S. economy

The numbers that collectively sketch a picture of a vibrant economy don’t reflect reality for a range of Americans who still feel far from financially secure even nine years into …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

More job openings exist in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them

The labor market has hit a tipping point that should help boost wages: There are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them.