Stories tagged: unemployment
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market’s enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down to a low 239,000, further evidence of the strength …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly to a still-low 239,000 last week. Meanwhile, the four-week average fell to a fresh 44-year low, evidence that …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Early holiday hiring by local retailers helped lower Spokane County’s unemployment rate to 4.6 percent in September.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent in September, reflecting ongoing hiring by the state’s employers, officials said.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 2 p.m.
Idaho’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in September. The Idaho Department of Labor in a news release Friday said that’s the lowest unemployment rate on record dating back to …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Tax season begins in just a few months, which means there’s precious little time left to prevent unwelcome tax surprises next April. For many people, the blow comes when they …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
OLYMPIA – Washington state’s unemployment rate last month was unchanged from the previous month’s rate of 4.6 percent. According to the latest numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 272,000 as Florida continued to absorb the economic impact of Hurricane Irma.