Stories tagged: unemployment rate
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.
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …