Stories tagged: jobs
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Jobless claims rise to 4-week high amid holiday
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground Wednesday for France’s blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with a surprise campaign stop at the plant …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Spokane County unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in March, down from 6.8 percent in February, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise but remain at low level
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, yet total applications remained at a historically low level that suggests workers are enjoying solid job security.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nearly 10 years, dropping to 4.7 percent last month.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Deaths of despair: Millennials turn to drugs, suicide in unforgiving job market
Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Oregon jobless rate drops below 4 percent
Oregon’s unemployment rate has plunged to less than 4 percent.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Know Spokane: Number of young people coming to the city hasn’t changed, but fewer are leaving
Some say that young people are moving back to the city, but is that actually true? The short answer: probably not. What does appear to be changing is that fewer …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
U.S. employers posted more jobs in February and quitting fell
U.S. employers posted more open positions in February, but the number of people getting hired and the number quitting jobs fell. The overall figures suggest that the job market remains …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Plenty of beauty in jobs data beneath ugly headline number
For the March U.S. employment report, with its ugly headline payrolls number, it’s what’s inside that counts.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
U.S. adds 98,000 jobs in March; jobless rate dips to 4.5 percent
The momentum in the U.S. labor market flagged in March, new government data showed Friday, with the private sector and the government adding only 98,000 jobs as winter storms weighed …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
U.S. services firms grew at slower pace in March
U.S. services companies saw their growth rate taper off in March, as hiring and business activity remained positive but dipped relative to February.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Survey: U.S. companies add 263,000 jobs in March, most in 2 years
U.S. private businesses added the most jobs in more than two years last month, a private survey found, a third straight month of robust gains.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Trump says he’ll only fund shovel-ready infrastructure jobs
With legislation overhauling taxes and health care on an uncertain path, President Donald Trump returned to the familiar. Trump brought 52 business leaders from New York City to the White …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Analysis: Trump just kicked off NAFTA renegotiation. History tells us how that will go.
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump hated NAFTA. Hated it. “NAFTA has been a disaster for our country,” he said. “NAFTA has to be totally gotten rid of. Something has …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Idaho employers to pay the cost of political infighting
Idaho employers will pay millions of dollars more than necessary in unemployment insurance taxes after a bill that was supposed to lower those costs failed on the final day of …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Applications for unemployment aid fell to 258,000 last week
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the U.S. job market remains healthy.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment at 6.8 percent in February
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February, a good number for a month that typically has a high jobless rate.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Bills aim to aid job seekers with criminal history
OLYMPIA – Tarra Simmons says she knows all too well what it’s like to have to check a box on a job application that reveals her criminal history to an …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Robots could take over 38 percent of US jobs within about 15 years, report says
More than a third of U.S. jobs could be at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that’s greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Idaho’s February unemployment remains unchanged at 3.6 percent
Idaho’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in February. Both the number of job seekers and the number of positions available grew.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Montana’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent in February
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in February, compared to the national rate of 4.7 percent.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Trump touts jobs commitment, but deal was made in 2015
President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Hiring rose in 11 states last month; Idaho gains strong
Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Applications for jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nine years, dropping to 4.9 percent last month.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Oregon jobless rate tumbles to new record low
State economists say the rate of unemployed Oregonians fell again in February to 4 percent, marking the lowest such figure the state has seen in at least the past four …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 5 a.m.
Idaho, contractors offer free training in operating heavy equipment
Not enough people are stepping up to the excavator, dozer or backhoe, and that’s a big problem when the economy is fueling a need for heavy equipment operators. To boost …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Idaho boasts top job growth rate in 2016
Idaho saw 4 percent job growth last year, giving it the fastest rate in the nation, the Idaho Department of Labor said Monday.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Trump’s budget chief says Obama fudged jobs data – a claim officials, experts refute
WASHINGTON – Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s budget director, accused the Obama administration on Sunday of doctoring federal data to minimize the number of Americans out of work.