Stories tagged: unemployment
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Washington jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent
Washington state added 9,000 new jobs from February to March, but its unemployment rate remains at 5.8 percent for the fourth straight month.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1,300 workers
Tumbling sales of Fiat Chrysler’s main midsize car have driven the company to indefinitely lay off 1,300 employees at a Detroit-area factory.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Euro jobless rate drops to 10.3 percent, lowest since 2011
The unemployment rate inched down to 10.3 percent in February in the 19 countries that use the euro.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
Boeing’s Washington job cuts could be in the thousands, report says
The Boeing Co. is reportedly taking steps to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce in Washington state.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Washington jobless rates hold at 5.8 percent
The unemployment rate in Washington held steady in February at 5.8 percent. The state added an estimated 10,600 jobs last month, the Washington Employment Security Department said Wednesday. The February …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Applications for unemployment aid fall to 5-month low
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level since October, evidence that employers are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Washington unemployment rate static in January
Washington added 12,800 new jobs while the unemployment remained at 5.8 percent in January, the same as the rate for December.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Lockheed Martin seeks to lay off up to 1,000 workers
Lockheed Martin Corp. says its aeronautics division is seeking to part with up to 1,000 workers as it works to stay competitive and keep its staff aligned with orders.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
U.S. adds a strong 242,000 jobs; rate holds at low 4.9 pct.
U.S. employers added a robust 242,000 workers in February as retailers, restaurants and health care providers drove another solid month for the resilient American job market. The unemployment rate held …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 6:33 a.m.
Applications for jobless aid rise by 6K, still at low level
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but their numbers remained low enough to suggest that layoffs are rare and the job market is healthy.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 6:29 a.m.
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rise
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the figure remained at a low level that suggests layoffs aren’t widespread.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Social Security, joblessness top economic concerns, AP poll shows
Ask people what economic issues will be important for the next president, and Democrats, Republicans and independents alike all put a high priority on protecting Social Security and reducing unemployment.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
Many see cause for optimism despite slower U.S. job growth
WASHINGTON – Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. hiring was a downer – 151,000 added jobs, well below the pace of …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 10:10 p.m.
Spokane on track to add 6,000 jobs this year
The greater Spokane region is on track to add 6,000 jobs this year, the highest number since 2007-2008, according to the latest figures from the Washington Employment Security Department.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 1:06 p.m.
Idaho unemployment dropped to 4 percent in October
Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in October amid growth in the construction and retail sectors, according to the state Department of Labor. The state’s unemployment rate was 4.2 …
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
US jobless aid applications fell to 42-year low last month
WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely rose last week and the average level of applications in the past month fell to a 42-year low. The …
Tue., May 26, 2015, 11:36 a.m.
Spokane jobless rate drops to 6 percent
The unemployment rate for Spokane County fell to 6 percent in April. It was 6.6 percent in April 2014.
Wed., April 22, 2015
Spokane County jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in March as hiring grew across a variety of business sectors. There were 6,000 new jobs added in Spokane from March 2014 …
Tue., April 21, 2015, 12:19 p.m.
Spokane County unemployment rate falls to 6.8%
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in March as hiring grew across a variety of business sectors.
Tue., April 7, 2015
Robert J. Samuelson: ‘Full unemployment’ an unrealistic, elusive goal
Concerning economic policy, it’s back to the future. As the unemployment rate (5.5 percent in March) has dropped, there’s been a shift in language. We’re told increasingly that we should …
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Idaho reports 6 1/2-year low in jobless rate
Idaho’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 6 ½ years in October. The unemployment rate was 4.1 percent last month, versus 5.9 percent a year ago, according to …
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Spokane County jobless rate up slightly from June
Despite solid gains in private jobs, summer layoffs at area universities and local school districts pushed Spokane County’s July unemployment rate up by two-tenths percent, to 5.7 percent, state officials …
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
Partners for Work connects employers, people with disabilities
Greg Terhaar surprised his interviewers when they asked him what kind of job he’s seeking. “Working for the government, doing policy-making for disability rights on a global stage,” Terhaar replied.
Wed., July 23, 2014
Spokane County’s jobless rate drops to 5.6 percent
Spokane’s slow but steady economic pulse picked up in June as the county’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent, the first time it dipped below 6 percent since 2008, the …
Sat., June 14, 2014
Window to exchange COBRA coverage closes July 1
Washington residents who lost their job and stayed on their former employer’s health insurance plan through COBRA have a new and possibly lower-cost way to get health insurance. But there’s …
Tue., May 20, 2014, 4:05 p.m.
Spokane County unemployment falls to 6.2 percent
Spokane’s jobless rate in April sank to 6.2 percent, the lowest since November 2008, reflecting warm-weather job expansion in construction, warehousing and business services.
Thu., May 8, 2014, 3:15 p.m.
Accused Spokane bank robber pleads guilty in Illinois
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting in federal court Thursday that he robbed banks in Illinois and two other states.
Wed., April 23, 2014, 8:45 a.m.
Government creating one-stop job site for veterans
WASHINGTON — Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become …
Wed., March 26, 2014
Spokane County unemployment rose in February to 8.7 percent
Spokane County’s jobless rate was 8.7 percent in February, the state reported Tuesday. That’s up from January’s unemployment rate of 7.8 percent, yet still below the February 2013 rate of …
Wed., March 5, 2014, 11:44 a.m.
Washington jobless rate drops to 6.4 percent
SEATTLE — Washington state has more jobs than before the start of the recession, with a January employment rate of 6.4 percent, the Employment Security Department reported Wednesday.