Stories tagged: unemployment rate
Thu., March 7, 2013, midnight
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 …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013, midnight
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 …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2012, midnight
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 …
Fri., 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.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012, midnight
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 …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, midnight
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 …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2012, midnight
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 …
Wed., June 20, 2012, midnight
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 …
Wed., April 25, 2012, midnight
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 …
Thu., April 19, 2012, midnight
State’s job growth trend continues
OLYMPIA – Washington state’s unemployment rate for March remained flat at 8.3 percent, but the state added 3,300 jobs last month, marking the third consecutive month of growth, officials said …
Wed., April 18, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
State unemployment has another flat month
OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate for March remained flat at 8.3 percent, but the state added 3,000 jobs last month, marking the 15th consecutive month of job growth, state …
Fri., April 6, 2012, 6:33 a.m.
Job creation slows nationally
WASHINGTON — The job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy’s growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more …
Thu., March 1, 2012, midnight
Washington jobless rate falls to 8.3 percent
Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in January as 13,200 jobs were created. The improved jobless numbers were led by stronger hiring in professional and business services, retail trade, …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011, midnight
Unemployment rate 8.7, state’s lowest since 2009
OLYMPIA – Private-sector job growth has pushed Washington’s unemployment rate to the lowest point since February 2009, officials said Wednesday. The November jobless rate of 8.7 percent was down from …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2011, 8:04 a.m.
U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.6 percent
The country added 120,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2011, midnight
Unemployment in Idaho drops
Idaho’s jobless rate went down two-tenths of a point to 9 percent in September, the first time it’s been below the national rate since last November, the Idaho Department of …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2011, midnight
County jobless rate up in August
Spokane County’s August jobless rate rose to 9.2 percent, up from 8.8 percent the month before, the state’s Employment Security Department said Tuesday. One year ago Spokane’s unemployment rate was …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2011, 1:06 p.m.
Spokane unemployment rate unchanged from last year
Spokane County’s August jobless rate rose to 9.2 percent, up from 8.8 percent the month before, the state’s Employment Security Department said today.
Thu., April 14, 2011, midnight
Washington jobless rate climbs
Washington’s unemployment rate climbed in March despite a gain of 1,110 jobs, the Employment Security Department said Wednesday. The March unemployment rate was 9.2 percent, a notch higher than the …
Sun., Feb. 6, 2011, midnight
Caldwell: Unemployment problems not going to just fade away
At the rate employers added workers in January, the last person who wants a job but cannot get one will begin drawing a paycheck sometime in the year 2396. Unless …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011, midnight
Jobless rate down nationwide
WASHINGTON – The unemployment rate fell or stayed the same in December in two-thirds of the nation’s largest metro areas, fresh evidence that employers are slowly adding jobs. The Labor …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, midnight
Jobless rate up in county; steady in state
Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in November despite an increase in jobs. New jobs in health care and hospitality were augmented by earlier than usual winter recreation …
Tue., Nov. 23, 2010, midnight
Idaho job data has bright spot
Employment in most North Idaho counties fell last month, with Boundary County the notable exception. The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday released a county-by-county breakdown of employment statistics, having …
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, midnight
Shrinking rate of joblessness tied to schools
The unemployment rate in Spokane County fell to 8.2 percent in September as educators headed back to classrooms. Doug Tweedy, regional labor economist for the Washington Employment Security Department, said …
Thu., Sept. 16, 2010, midnight
Spokane work force adds 3,300 in August
New employment numbers show encouraging signs in Spokane County. Total employment in the county jumped by 3,300 people from July to August. In addition, there were 450 more people employed …
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010, 6:29 a.m.
Companies add 67K workers, but jobless rate rises
Private employers hired more workers over the past three month than first thought, lifting hopes for the weak economy. But the unemployment rate rose in August for the first time …
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010, midnight
Spokane adds jobs in private sector
Spokane County’s July unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.6 percent, the Employment Security Department said Tuesday. That’s also the exact rate from 12 months ago, said Washington regional labor economist …
Fri., April 2, 2010, 3:06 p.m.
Idaho jobless rate falls for first time in nearly three years
Idaho employers boosted employment by 2,700 in March, the best monthly gain in six years. The increase was enough to trim the state unemployment rate by 0.1 percentage points, to …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010, 7:46 a.m.
U.S. joblessness falls to 9.7 percent
The outlook for jobs remains bleak despite January’s unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent in December.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2010, 2:05 p.m.
Spokane unemployment rate jumps to 9.3 percent
Spokane County’s jobless rated climbed in December, hitting 9.3 percent, compared with 8.5 percent the month before, state labor analysts said today.