Stories tagged: jobs
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
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.
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.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
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 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 …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
The economic recovery is really beginning to reach into Trump country.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
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 …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade.
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in July at 2.9 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Amazon is coming to town, and a lot of people are excited.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun., June 24, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
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 …
Tue., June 19, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
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 …
Sat., June 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
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.
Fri., May 18, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Software developer is now the most common occupation in the Seattle area. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 60,000 employed in that field …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
The tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports that Trump has proposed, plus promised retaliatory duties by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by $2.9 billion and cost almost …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 9 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home, including Payette, Idaho, home …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico, according to …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:47 a.m.
Idaho’s unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Times have changed. So who still practices the dying arts in our modern world?
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
Wanted — FBI recruits for a career in surveillance. Must be comfortable tailing subjects by foot, vehicle or on public transportation, use electronic equipment, and work nights and weekends as …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 11:27 a.m.
In the heart of America’s diminished steel country, support for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports is broad and bipartisan. It is tempered, though, by a strong streak of realism.