Stories tagged: Washington Employment Security Department
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 11:58 A.M.
Spokane County jobless rate climbs to 7 percent in January
The unemployment rate in Spokane County climbed to 7 percent in January, up from 6.3 percent in December. The upward bump at the start of the year is typical due …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 9:18 P.M.
Spokane region sees strong growth in jobs, labor force
The labor force grew by 8,870 last year in the Spokane area as more workers were drawn by strong job growth in a mix of industries.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015, 8:57 A.M.
Washington’s average wage increased by 4.2 percent
Average weekly wages in Washington rose more than $1,000 over the last year.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
Spokane County unemployment decreases in April
The unemployment rate in Spokane County was 7.7 percent in April, down from 9 percent the previous month, the state Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. Washington’s unemployment rate was 6.5 …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
Seasonal layoffs hit Spokane area
The unemployment rate in Spokane climbed to 9.8 percent in January, as many retail companies laid off seasonal workers, Washington’s Employment Security Department said. The jobless rate in December was …
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013
Washington jobless rate lowest since 2008 at 7.6
Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent in December, the lowest since 2008. But state Employment Security Department economists said that drop, from 7.7 percent in November, is due to …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
Spokane County jobless rate stays at 9.9 percent in March
Spokane County registered a 9.9 percent unemployment rate for March, exactly the same as February, the Washington Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. One year earlier Spokane’s jobless rate was 10.6 …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2011
Job search leaves many exhausted
When all the new jobs that the new spending cuts are bound to create finally get created, will someone please call Anjanette Lal? Lal is what the government calls an …
THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011
Spokane County employment edges up
Employment in Spokane County rebounded last year, but remains substantially below the peak reached in 2008. The same was true for all of Washington, according to figures released Wednesday by …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010
Jobless rate up in county; steady in state
Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in November despite an increase in jobs. New jobs in health care and hospitality were augmented by earlier than usual winter recreation …
THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010
Jobless rate eases in Spokane County
The unemployment rate in Spokane County slipped to 7.8 percent in October, the lowest rate in almost two years. The number of employed rose to 220,210, up from 216,960 in …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010
Shrinking rate of joblessness tied to schools
The unemployment rate in Spokane County fell to 8.2 percent in September as educators headed back to classrooms. Doug Tweedy, regional labor economist for the Washington Employment Security Department, said …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010
Spokane work force adds 3,300 in August
New employment numbers show encouraging signs in Spokane County. Total employment in the county jumped by 3,300 people from July to August. In addition, there were 450 more people employed …
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009, 2:57 P.M.
Spokane County unemployment holds steady in June
The unemployment rate in Spokane County held steady in June despite the loss of almost 2,200 jobs, most of those in private education.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, 2:03 P.M.
Washington survey sees employee benefits shrinking
The Washington Employment Security Department says fewer employers in the state are offering employee benefits.
TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2009
Washington state boosts help for jobless
The Washington Employment Security Department will take calls from newly unemployed workers Saturdays in an effort to keep up with surging benefit claims, Commissioner Karen Lee said Monday. The department …