Stories tagged: unemployment
FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012
Coeur d’Alene program coaches workers with disabilities
When Christopher Griffin fills out job applications, he knows his work history stands out for the wrong reason. He hasn’t held a job since 2005, well before the recession. The …
FRIDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012
Idaho jobless rate falls
The unemployment rate fell in August across North Idaho and statewide, due in part to fewer people seeking jobs. The Idaho rate fell to 7.4 percent, down slightly from July, …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 9:43 A.M.
Idaho unemployment falls as fewer seek jobs
The unemployment rate fell in August across North Idaho and statewide, due in part to fewer people seeking jobs.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012
Washington’s jobless rate up slightly from July to August
OLYMPIA – Washington state’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.6 percent in August, and the state saw a net loss of 1,100 jobs from the previous month, officials announced Wednesday. …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 10:55 A.M.
Wash. unemployment rate increases to 8.6 percent
OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.6 percent in August, and the state saw a net loss of 1,100 jobs from the previous month.
SUNDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012
Idaho unemployment rate falls to three-year low
Idaho’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in July, a three-year low. That’s down from 7.7 percent in June, the Idaho Department of Labor reported Friday. In Kootenai County, the …
FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012, 11:25 A.M.
Jobless rate falls across Idaho in July
Idaho’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in July, a three-year low. It’s down from 7.7 percent in June, the Idaho Department of Labor said today.
THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012
Washington gains jobs; jobless rate up
Washington gained 5,000 jobs in July, even while the state jobless rate rose to 8.5 percent in July from 8.3 percent the previous month, the Employment Security Department said Wednesday. …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012, 11:11 A.M.
Washington unemployment rate rises to 8.5 percent
OLYMPIA — Washington state gained 5,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate still increased slightly to 8.5 percent, state officials announced today.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012
Vestal: Unemployment’s toll conveyed in poignant video
Michelle Schlager had been through a few tough years with her husband, Shaun. He lost his job as a graphic designer in 2009 and has struggled to find work. The …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012, 10:54 A.M.
Washington adds jobs, unemployment rate unchanged
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state saw continued job growth last month, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.3 percent.
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012, 8:47 A.M.
5 million jobs still missing since recession ended
U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012, 10:40 A.M.
Spokane County jobless rate back above 9 percent
Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose in May to 9.1 percent, matching what it was one year ago.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012, 10:25 A.M.
Washington gained 11,700 jobs in May
OLYMPIA — Washington state saw job growth last month, but the unemployment rate still rose slightly. The unemployment rate for May increased to 8.3 percent from April’s revised rate of …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012, 8:01 A.M.
Stocks fall sharply after weak jobs report
Stocks fell sharply today after the release of a dismal report on job creation in the United States. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 200 points, erasing what …
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012, 10:42 A.M.
April jobless rate at 8.9 percent for Spokane County
Spokane County’s unemployment rate sat at 8.9 percent in April, according to a report from the Washington State Employment Security Department.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012, 12:49 P.M.
Wash. unemployment rate falls despite job losses
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s unemployment rate fell in April to 8.1 percent, despite a loss of 300 jobs last month, officials said Wednesday.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
Region’s economy lagging, forecaster says
The Spokane region remains in the grips of a stubborn recession even as the Seattle area and other leading cities across the country rev up economic activity and new jobs, …
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012, 12:29 P.M.
Spokane unemployment rate stays near 10%
Spokane County registered a 9.9 percent unemployment rate for March, exactly the same as February, the Washington Employment Security Department reported today.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012, 7:48 A.M.
Jobless claims numbers suggest sluggish hiring
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits suggests hiring is slowing. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dipped last week by 2,000 to a seasonally …
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012, 2:54 P.M.
Idaho’s long-term unemployed to lose benefits
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state Department of Labor says long-term unemployment benefits in Idaho will expire after Dec. 31, though some jobless workers will be cut off sooner depending …
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
Layoff a shock after lifetime of work
Linda Hall, of Spokane, has worked hard all her life but hasn’t earned any respect from the labor market. Laid off for the first time at age 62, Hall has …
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012, 7:55 A.M.
Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 4 years
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in four years, adding to evidence that the job market is strengthening.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
Job specialists say lots of help is available for veterans
When Trish Leonard left the Army National Guard last fall, she expected getting a job would be easy. Her skills as an aircraft mechanic, acquired while serving in the Air …