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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

Idaho unemployment falls for 5th straight month

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Labor says the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December fell to 8.4 percent, the lowest level since September 2009. The state’s unemployment rate has dropped for five straight months, and fell from 8.5 percent in November. The national...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011

Idaho's job vacancy rate remains low

Idaho's latest job vacancy survey confirms the state’s current labor market is still tight, but there are more new jobs being created now than a year ago, the Idaho Department of Labor said today. The Idaho 2011 Job Vacancy Survey found 1.7 vacant jobs for...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2011

Joblessness creeps up in December

Washington added an estimated 2,100 jobs in December, with the manufacturing and retail sectors leading hiring. Still, the estimated unemployment rate increased slightly from 9.2 percent to 9.3 percent, the state reported this morning. Job numbers and the unemployment rate are derived from separate surveys....

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010

THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010

Employment picture brightens

The unemployment rate in Spokane County dropped more than half a point in June, and statewide joblessness is back down to where it stood a year ago, state officials said today. Unemployment last month fell to 8.5 percent locally, down from 9.1 percent in May...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

Spokane's jobs scene improves

More people found work in the Spokane area last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 10.5 percent. It was 11.3 percent in February, and stood at 9.7 percent one year ago.Spokane County had an estimated 214,500 employed people in March, or about 2,400 more...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

Full economic recovery still years off

The economic recovery is on the horizon, but it will take four years or longer to erase the stain of the recession, an economist and a marketing professional told business and community leaders in Spokane this morning.“I’m reasonably, vaguely optimistic” the Inland Northwest is headed...

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The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.