Stories tagged: Spokane unemployment
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Spokane metro area added more than 5,000 new jobs in 2017
For the third year in a row, the Spokane metro area added more than 5,000 new jobs in 2017. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent.
Wed., June 25, 2014
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.
Wed., May 21, 2014
Spokane County’s jobless rate sinks to 6.2 percent in April
Spokane County’s jobless rate in April sank to 6.2 percent, the lowest in more than five years, reflecting warm-weather job expansion in construction, warehousing and business services. The unemployment rate …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
Spokane County jobless rate rose to 7 percent last month
Spokane County’s jobless rate rose to 7 percent in November, an increase of three-tenths of a percentage point from the month before, the state Employment Security Department said Monday. This …
Wed., May 25, 2011
April sees boost in employment
Private employers in Spokane County hired 2,100 workers in April, a gain only slightly offset by a cutback in government jobs. The new hires, the Washington Employment Security Department said …
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011
Spokane County employment edges up
Employment in Spokane County rebounded last year, but remains substantially below the peak reached in 2008. The same was true for all of Washington, according to figures released Wednesday by …
Wed., April 14, 2010
County jobless rate down for March
Employment in Spokane County increased for the first time since last May, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Washington Employment Security Department. The gain of almost 2,400 jobs in …
Wed., March 17, 2010
Spokane sees bigger loss of seasonal work
Employment across Spokane County fell by 2,280 jobs in February and, despite a surprising decline in the number of job seekers, the unemployment rate remained at levels the county has …
Tue., March 16, 2010, 3:25 p.m.
Unemployment worsens in Spokane, statewide
Spokane employment fell by 2,280 in February and, despite a surprising decline in the number of those seeking work, the unemployment rate remained at levels the county has not experienced …
Wed., May 20, 2009
Spokane County’s jobless rate declines
Unemployment in Washington held steady in April for the first time in more than a year. The rate in Spokane County fell. After climbing steadily since January 2008, the statewide …