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UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Spokane County’s unemployment rate increases to 5.5% in June

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’s unemployment rate stays under 3% mark

Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%


U.S. adds solid 224,000 jobs; Fed rate cut may be less certain

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.


Contractor association: Spokane region third fastest growing construction job market in the country

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 unemployment rate drops to 5% in May

Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in May as seasonal construction employment picked up.


Apple plans to add 2,000 jobs in Seattle

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 …


May unemployment rate in Washington remains at 4.7%

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 a record number of people in April

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.

U.S. hiring slows sharply as Trump’s trade war hits jobs

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.

Survey: Companies add fewest jobs in 9 years in May

U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in nine years, a private survey found, as manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut workers.


Opportunity knocks: Spokane makes top 10 for median-wage employment without college degrees

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. job openings jump to nearly 7.5 million in March

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.

Survey: U.S. businesses are hiring; 275K jobs in April

U.S. companies in April added the most jobs in 9 months, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth.


U.S. businesses’ job openings fell sharply in February

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.

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

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 repackages investment, boosts new jobs from 850 to 900

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.


A hot U.S. job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

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.

Hiring in U.S. slows sharply in February

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 …


Robert J. Samuelson: Who brought us this boom?

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. 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.