Stories tagged: jobs
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.5% in June because of a seasonal loss in education jobs.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 4:29 p.m.
Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%
Fri., July 5, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion.
Wed., July 3, 2019
The Spokane region added 2,600 jobs from May 2018 to May 2019 – an 18% increase –the third-largest percentage gain in construction jobs among metropolitan areas nationwide, according to a …
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in May as seasonal construction employment picked up.
Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:24 p.m.
Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the next five years, starting with 200 additional jobs this year, company officials said Monday at a news …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, May’s rate remains unchanged from April’s jobless …
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
U.S. employers hired the most people on record in April, while the number of open jobs was largely unchanged, evidence that the job market remains solid.
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
Hiring slowed sharply in May, as companies in industries hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war hesitated to bring on new employees.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:46 p.m.
U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in nine years, a private survey found, as manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut workers.
Mon., May 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
More students used to take shop classes, where they learned a trade and could enjoy working with their hands. Today, kids might consider Washington apprenticeship programs – which allow them …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
U.S. employers advertised almost 7.5 million jobs at the end of March, a solid figure that signals hiring will likely remain strong in the months ahead.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
U.S. companies in April added the most jobs in 9 months, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth.
Tue., April 9, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell sharply in February after nearly reaching a record level the previous month, a sign that businesses may pull back a bit …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from President Trump over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a …
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 4:58 p.m.
Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900.
Sun., March 17, 2019, 3 a.m.
The growth in America’s workforce – made up of people either working or looking for work – has helped reverse an alarming consequence of the recession: The exit of millions …
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and …
Tue., March 5, 2019
Just how much praise Donald Trump deserves for the economy’s performance is unclear – remember that in the last two years of the Obama presidency, the economy also generated 200,000 …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
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.
Just how financially secure you feel depends on your age, your race, your education and – perhaps not surprisingly – your income.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
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.
Education and health care were drivers of job growth in 2018.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
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.
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
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.