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Office Hours archive for Aug. 17, 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

Good news in the July jobless numbers, if you look hard 

Today, the monthly jobless totals came out, and Spokane County’s July unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.6 percent. Notably, the 8.6 percent is identical to what it was in July 2009.Among other notable findings, reported by Washington Employment Security regional labor economist Doug Tweedy:The county’s…

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Get Motivated event packs the Spokane Arena 

Today's really really big Get Motivated event continues as we write.This photo shows we were there. We heard Krish Dhanam first and then "motivational" salesman Bob Kittell came on stage to pitch his get-rich scheme using stock market analysis. That's Kitell in this photo, shot…

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Spokane sees no change in jobless rate

Washington’s private sector picked up 3,100 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month, to 8.9 percent, state officials said this morning. But payrolls overall were down 2,300 in July due to the elimination of an estimated 5,400 government jobs,…

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