Stories tagged: unemployment
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
The number of people seeking jobless benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since November 1969, a sign the job market remains strong despite the partial government shutdown, now …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
Employment statistics show there are more than 6,000 federal employees living and working in the Inland Northwest, many of whom are waking up Friday without a paycheck. Local lending institutions …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON – U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy. Job openings slipped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the rate remains unchanged from October’s jobless …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday said the state’s unemployment rate in October was the same as September and is the 14th consecutive month at or below 3 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent and the state also added 12,400 jobs in October.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
Idaho’s unemployment rate in September dropped to 2.7 percent.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
Unemployment in Washington state inched down to 4.4 percent in September, its lowest point in 42 years.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:02 p.m.
The jobless rate, the government reported Friday, is now at its lowest level since the 3.5 percent it reached 49 years ago. And the strength looks likely to endure. There …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
A recent report shows Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month – the lowest rate for August since 1976.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years – evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers touts tax reform, Inland Northwest economic growth in speech at Greater Spokane Inc.
In a speech to business interests and nonprofit representatives Wednesday, the congresswoman was joined by members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to tout the tax reform bill as a …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in July at 2.9 percent.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
Washington’s jobless rate in July was 4.6 percent – its lowest point since June 2007 – as strong employer demand continued to outpace growth in the working population.
Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
The Federal Reserve said Friday it expects low unemployment and rising inflation will keep it on track to raise interest rates at a gradual pace over the next two years. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 7:38 p.m.
Demand for construction workers was partly responsible for a drop in Spokane County’s unemployment rate, which was 5 percent in May. The industry has added about 1,200 local jobs over …
Sat., June 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
The numbers that collectively sketch a picture of a vibrant economy don’t reflect reality for a range of Americans who still feel far from financially secure even nine years into …
Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
The May unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in Kootenai County. Over the past 12 months, the Coeur d’Alene metro area has added about 1,900 jobs.
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Washington’s jobless rate dipped slightly as the state added 8,500 jobs last month.
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
The labor market has hit a tipping point that should help boost wages: There are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them.
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:08 p.m.
Another month of strong hiring drove the nation’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent – tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:47 a.m.
Idaho’s unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
Washington’s jobless rate increased slightly as the state added 3,900 jobs last month.
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
Are there downsides to a low unemployment rate? In Hawaii, which has the United States’ lowest jobless rate at a minuscule 2.1 percent, the answer is yes.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Washington’s statewide unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in January as continued job growth in industries such as construction and business services kept pace with the state’s increasing working population
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits – until the state learned he’d been dogging it at the Detroit-area restaurant chain where he supposedly …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
President Donald Trump will deliver the first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Many of his expected topics will have wide implications for the region’s roads, immigrants, patients …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Washington’s economy added 6,100 jobs in December and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate came in at 4.5 percent, according to the Employment Security Department.