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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.6 percent

    The country added 120,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …