Stories tagged: unemployment rate
Sat., July 15, 2017
Philip Bump: Trump’s rosy outlook in need of context
Trump likes to complain that the media don’t report on his successes. Allow me to report on them.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate drops slightly to 5.1 percent in May
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in May, reflecting steady job in the region.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
Spokane County unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped one percentage point, to 5.2 percent, in April. That’s also one point below the April 2016 unemployment rate, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Labor slack’s vanishing act signals wage gains coming soon
April’s employment report contained an even bigger surprise than the jump in U.S. payrolls: Spare capacity in the labor market is quickly disappearing, signaling that lackluster wage growth should get …
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.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Spokane County jobless rate climbs to 7 percent in January
The unemployment rate in Spokane County climbed to 7 percent in January, up from 6.3 percent in December. The upward bump at the start of the year is typical due …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Hiring accelerates and more people begin looking for work
U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
U.S. unemployment claims slide by 14,000 to 246,000
WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 14,000 …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Spokane region sees strong growth in jobs, labor force
The labor force grew by 8,870 last year in the Spokane area as more workers were drawn by strong job growth in a mix of industries.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Workforce in Idaho near full employment as jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent
The unemployment rate in Idaho ticked even lower in December, to 3.7 percent, after five straight months at 3.8 percent. A year ago the seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 3.9 …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Washington jobless rate hits low of 5.2 percent in December
The unemployment rate in Washington hit a new low of 5.2 percent in December as employers added 6,700 new jobs, the state said Thursday.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Idaho unemployment rate hovers under 4 percent
Idaho reported a 3.8 percent unemployment rate in September, which was unchanged from August, according to the state Department of Labor.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
More jobs in Spokane, but jobless rate inches up
More people working in Spokane but unemployment up slightly, state reports.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Washington unemployment rate remains 5.8 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate is holding steady at 5.8 percent.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Five things we learned from the surprisingly strong July jobs report
U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence amid sluggish economic growth that points to a resilient economy.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 1 p.m.
Montana’s unemployment rate steady at 4.2 percent in June
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to hold steady at 4.2 percent in June while the national unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 4.9 percent.
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 …
Fri., March 25, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Idaho jobless rate remains at 3.9 percent in February
Idaho’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in February, remaining unchanged for the third month in a row.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Unemployment rate in Spokane area jumped in December due to windstorm
Spokane area unemployment jumped to 6.7 percent in December
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 5:12 p.m.
Spokane jobless rate lowest since October 2008
Unemployment numbers for September show Spokane’s rate dropped to 5.6 percent.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Region added 5,600 jobs over year
Unemployment in the Spokane area inched up in July as schools let out and laid off some staff, the state reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate for the area that includes …
Tue., June 23, 2015, 11:52 a.m.
Spokane unemployment rate at 6.3 percent
State economists reported a 6.3 percent May unemployment rate for Spokane County, down a bit from May 2014.
Wed., June 17, 2015, 2:26 p.m.
Washington unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in May
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent last month, the first time it’s fallen below the national average since May 2014.
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
State Employment Security workers face layoffs
OLYMPIA – Washington’s lower unemployment rate means more jobs in many parts of the economy, but layoffs for the people who help the unemployed. The state Employment Security Department notified …
Thu., May 15, 2014
Report: Washington has regained lost jobs, added 6,900 jobs per month
OLYMPIA – Washington has gained back the jobs it lost during the Great Recession and is adding jobs each month at a rate comparable to the height of the last …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Washington loses 9,500 jobs in September, October
OLYMPIA – Washington state’s unemployment rate was relatively constant over the past two months, but the state saw an estimated loss of 9,500 jobs over the same period, according to …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2013
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 …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Jobless benefits being cut
OLYMPIA – Washington’s long-term unemployment benefits will decrease by nine weeks next month, state officials announced Wednesday. Officials with the Employment Security Department said the decrease was triggered because the …
Wed., July 17, 2013, 11:48 a.m.
Washington gains 9,800 jobs in June
OLYMPIA — Washington state had an estimated net gain of 9,800 jobs from May to June, while the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.8 percent, officials with the Employment …
Wed., June 19, 2013, 1:24 p.m.
State jobless rate lowest since November 2008
Washington’s unemployment rate in May fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest since November 2008, according to the state Employment Security Department.