Stories tagged: unemployment rate
FRIDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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
TUESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
State unemployment drops to 7.3 percent
Washington’s jobless rate in March fell to 7.3 percent, the lowest monthly rate since December 2008. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been stuck at 7.5 percent for the …
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
More jobs recovered; jobless rate the same
Washington’s statewide jobless rate in February remained 7.5 percent, the third month in a row at that level, the Employment Security Department reported Wednesday. Overall, the state added roughly 4,000 …
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
Unemployment rate holds steady in state
Preliminary figures show that Washington gained an unexpectedly strong 24,100 payroll jobs in January, but state economists are skeptical job growth was really that strong. The jobs figure likely will …
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013
Washington jobless rate lowest since 2008 at 7.6
Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent in December, the lowest since 2008. But state Employment Security Department economists said that drop, from 7.7 percent in November, is due to …
SATURDAY, DEC. 22, 2012
Idaho jobless rate below 7 percent
Idaho’s unemployment rate continued to fall in November, dropping below 7 percent for the first time in 3 1/2 years as employers maintained payrolls at a stronger pace than normal …
FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 4:01 P.M.
Idaho unemployment shrinks, as does workforce
The unemployment rate in Idaho fell to 7.1 percent in September, the lowest rate since May 2009 and down from 7.4 percent in August.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012
Jobless rate still high, but officials upbeat
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 9 percent in August. Though the jobless number was higher than in July and underscores the lagging recovery in Spokane compared with Seattle, where unemployment …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012
Finding work in ‘restructured’ post-recession economy difficult
More than 15,000 jobs were lost in Spokane and Kootenai counties when the housing bubble burst in 2008, and most of those haven’t come back. Labor market economists say jobs …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012
Spokane jobless rate up in July
Spokane County’s jobless rate rose to 8.8 percent in July as the region’s overall economy remains stagnant. July’s unemployment numbers are usually higher than in June’s – which this year …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
College graduates entering labor force boost county jobless rate
Spokane County’s unemployment rate for May grew to 9.1 percent, up from 8.7 percent in April, the state reported Tuesday. Spokane’s May 2012 number exactly matches the May 2011 jobless …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
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 …