Stories tagged: unemployment
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 10:16 A.M.
Slowdown in wage gains muddies picture of tight job market
Just when the U.S. labor market looked like it was getting tight, worker paychecks are giving more of a mixed picture.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 7:42 A.M.
U.S. unemployment claims slide by 14,000 to 246,000
WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 14,000 …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 7:13 A.M.
Applications for jobless benefits rise less than forecast
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, showing a healthy job market at the start of 2017.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 8:49 A.M.
East Idaho warehouse fire puts 65 people out of work
About 65 people are out of work after a fire destroyed a warehouse in the eastern Idaho city of Ucon.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 12:17 P.M.
Applications for jobless aid jump to still low 275,000
More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, but the number of applications remains at a low level that suggests companies are still hiring.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:20 A.M.
Idaho unemployment remains at 3.8 percent
State officials say Idaho’s unemployment rate has remained at 3.8 percent for the past five months.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Washington state unemployment rate lowest since the Great Recession
Washington state’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.3 percent last month and the state added 3,600 jobs. November’s unemployment rate was the lowest since June 2008.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 8:27 A.M.
Claims for unemployment aid drop by 10,000 to 258,000
Fewer Americans signed up for unemployment benefits last week, another sign of a healthy U.S. job market.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 8:18 A.M.
Requests for U.S. jobless aid rose last week, but still low
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. But claims are still at low levels that point to greater job security.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Are jobless men shirkers or victims?
Among men 25-to-54 – so-called prime-age male workers – about one in eight are labor force dropouts.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
October jobless rate holds steady in Spokane County
The October unemployment was 5.8 percent in Spokane County, matching September for the lowest rate of the year. It was slightly above the October 2015 jobless rate of 5.7 percent. …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 8:54 A.M.
Applications for unemployment aid rose last week
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. But jobless claims remain at low levels, showing that most American workers enjoy job security.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 9:26 A.M.
Idaho unemployment rate holds steady at 3.8 percent
State officials say Idaho’s unemployment rate has remained at 3.8 percent for the past four months.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 7:25 A.M.
43-year low: Unemployment aid applications lowest since 1973
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since 1973 last week, evidence that businesses are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 11:07 A.M.
Washington unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent
Washington unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent last month and the state added 10,600 jobs.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 7:58 A.M.
Boeing warns 180 employees of pending layoffs
Boeing issued advance layoff notices Friday to 180 employees companywide. The layoffs are to take effect in mid-December, just ahead of the Christmas break at Boeing.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Idaho unemployment rate hovers under 4 percent
Idaho reported a 3.8 percent unemployment rate in September, which was unchanged from August, according to the state Department of Labor.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 6 A.M.
This number is a misleading sign of U.S. labor-market strength
The fewest Americans in 42 years are filing applications for unemployment insurance, which on the surface looks like a sign of a historically hot U.S. labor market. The real picture …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 11:53 A.M.
Washington unemployment rates drops to 5.7 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.7 percent last month.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016
Spokane County employment nearly back to pre-recession levels
With Labor Day upon us, here are some indicators of the state of labor in Spokane County.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 5:49 A.M.
German labor market strong with unemployment at 6.1 percent
The number of Germans without jobs dropped slightly in August in seasonally adjusted terms, leaving the unemployment rate in Europe’s largest economy unchanged at 6.1 percent.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. economy on snooze control
The recovery has been a messy mixture of prudence, fear and relief. People anxiously remember the Great Recession. Hardly anyone is happy with the resulting slow growth. Still, we have …
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 7:27 A.M.
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits were down last week
Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 2:10 P.M.
Kootenai County’s unemployment rate at 4.6 percent in July
Kootenai County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in July, down from 5 percent a year ago, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 2:06 P.M.
U.S. stocks rise to record highs after strong jobs report
U.S. stocks jumped to record highs Friday after a strong jobs report for the month of July gave investors more confidence that the economy is still growing. Financial and technology …
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
Catherine Rampell: Pay raise may be on the way
Rage about inequality and resentment of the ultra-wealthy seem to subside when the non-rich see their own living standards rise, too.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
Claims for unemployment aid rise but remain at low level
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the level of jobless claims remains low enough to suggest that most workers enjoy job security.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 4 P.M.
Applications for US unemployment benefits dipped last week
Weekly applications for unemployment aid dipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 11:13 A.M.
Washington state jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent
OLYMPIA – Washington added more than 11,000 new jobs from March to April, but the state’s unemployment rate continues to hover at 5.8 percent
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
Unemployment aid claims reach highest level since early 2015
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs …