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  • More jobs in Spokane, but jobless rate inches up

    More people working in Spokane but unemployment up slightly, state reports.


  • Spokane County jobless rate rises as more seek work

    More people were hunting for jobs in May to push Spokane County’s jobless rate to 6.7 percent. April’s jobless rate here was 6.1 percent.


  • Spokane County jobless rate rose in December

    Spokane County’s jobless rate rose to 7.3 percent in December from 6.8 percent the prior month. The slight rise was expected, said Doug Tweedy of the Washington State Employment Security …


  • Experts optimistic about Inland Northwest job market in 2014

    Keely Barrett is among the more than 15,000 Spokane-area workers who are unemployed. Barrett, 53, has been out of work for more than two years after being laid off from …


  • Spokane County jobless rate declines

    Boosted by hiring at assisted living centers, restaurants and retail stores, Spokane County’s jobless rate in August fell to 7.2 percent – the lowest in nearly five years, the state …


  • Local financial sector makes gains in stubborn economy

    Most people might have missed the news that Spokane’s AmericanWest Bank is buying Oregon-based PremierWest Bank. But it’s big news for people keeping track of new jobs. That pending acquisition …


  • Spokane County jobless rate stays at 9.9 percent in March

    Spokane County registered a 9.9 percent unemployment rate for March, exactly the same as February, the Washington Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. One year earlier Spokane’s jobless rate was 10.6 …


  • Spokane area jobs dip

    Spokane County’s jobless rate climbed in December, hitting 9.3 percent, compared with 8.5 percent the month before, state labor analysts said Wednesday. Retail and construction accounted for most of that …


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