Stories tagged: jobs
Fri., July 8, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
IMF: Brexit fallout will shave eurozone growth in 2016, 2017
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will trim economic growth this year and next across the 19 countries that share the euro currency.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebounding U.S economy
Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Minimum wage increase supporters turn in signatures
Supporters of raising Washington state’s minimum wage have turned in more than 360,000 signatures in support of a ballot measure that seeks to incrementally increase the state’s rate over the …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
U.S. services firms grew in June at fastest pace in 7 months
U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:06 a.m.
Saint Martin’s University fights faculty unionization efforts
Saint Martin’s University is asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a stay in the certification of a recent unionization vote by members of its non-tenured faculty.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Claims for unemployment aid rise but remain at low level
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the level of jobless claims remains low enough to suggest that most workers enjoy job security.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Spokane economy gains jobs in key areas
Spokane’s unemployment rate was down and the number of jobs was up in May, the state reports. Among the bright spots is an increase in jobs held by workers in …
Tue., June 7, 2016, midnight
Robert J. Samuelson: Feared robot invasion doesn’t compute
Although innovation hurts some industries and workers, it helps others by inspiring new products or reducing prices.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Yellen calls May jobs report ‘disappointing,’ signals Fed will wait on rate hike
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday called the surprisingly weak May jobs report “disappointing” and signaled that central bank policymakers would wait at least a month on another interest …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
Applications for US unemployment benefits dipped last week
Weekly applications for unemployment aid dipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
173,000 net jobs created by private-sector companies in May
Private companies increased their job creation last month, adding 173,000 net new positions, but hiring lagged last year’s stronger pace, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Amazon to build 2 centers in Edwardsville, Illinois, bringing 1,000 jobs
Amazon.com says it will open two facilities in Edwardsville that will have 1,000 full-time jobs.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Regulators to weigh proposed Vancouver oil terminal in June
Both supporters and opponents of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver are preparing to face off in June in front of state regulators tasked with deciding the fate of the …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Military spouses struggle to find jobs
Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, according to a study.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Seattle is third-best city for job-seekers, Glassdoor says
Seattle’s technology-fueled job market is the third best in the country for job seekers this year, according to a report from salary data and recruiting website Glassdoor.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Fewer people sought jobless benefits last week
The number of people seeking U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week, partially reversing two weeks of big gains that had raised concerns about rising layoffs.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Stocks finish little change after weak employment report
U.S. stocks ended pretty much where they started Thursday after spending the day cycling up and down. Investors bought safe picks like phone companies and food makers after a surprisingly …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Unemployment aid claims reach highest level since early 2015
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 1 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Stop the presses, Trump was wrong about Spokane economy
This will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Donald Trump’s factual record – and it will make no dent in the blind passion of Trump Nation – but …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Age, income factors in staying with single employer, poll says
A new poll says more than 40 percent of America’s baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it’s unlikely that their children or grandchildren will …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
U.S. job openings rise to eight-month high in March
U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in eight months in March, but total hiring slowed, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. Job openings jumped 2.7 percent to …
Sun., May 8, 2016, midnight
Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life
Officials thought Nickerson, Nebraska, was the perfect spot for a chicken processing plant that would liven up the 400-person town with 1,100 jobs. When plans leaked out, though, there was …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
The Dirt: Expansion at Coeur d’Alene call center creates space for hundreds of new jobs
A newly completed Coeur d’Alene facility expansion makes room this year to add 200 employees at an Alliance Data Retail Services customer care center.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Stocks shake off earlier loss to close higher
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 79.92 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,740.63. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,057.14 and the Nasdaq …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
U.S. hiring slowed in April amid tepid growth
U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
Stocks slip as jobs report shows hiring slowdown
Stocks were modestly lower in Friday morning after a report on the U.S. economy showed a significant slowdown in hiring last month, echoing weakness seen earlier in the week in …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Stocks close flat as investors await Friday’s jobs report
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 9.45 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 17,660.71. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.49 of a point, less than 0.1 percent, …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Official: Idaho is seeing rapid growth in tourism
Idaho is on track to surpass the $10 million mark in revenue from a 2 percent lodging tax for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Applications for jobless aid climb, but still near lows
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the totals stayed near historic lows in a sign that the recent slowdown in growth has yet to spark layoffs.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
U.S. trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months
The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.