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FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012

Idaho jobless rate falls to 7.1% 

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. But the state also has seen its labor force shrink four straight months, including the first August-September decline since the 1986...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

On The Money: Sources for seasonal work

Temporary or seasonal work can provide a bridge for individuals looking for employment while between jobs, recent college graduations, or people interested in a new challenge. Seasonal jobs offer opportunities in a wide variety of fields. If you’d like to explore seasonal work possibilities, check...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011


Washington jobless rate at 8.7%, lowest since 2009

OLYMPIA — Private-sector job growth has pushed Washington’s unemployment rate to the lowest point since February 2009, officials said today. The Employment Security Department said the drop to 8.7 percent unemployment in November came with the state adding 12,100 jobs. The jobless rate was down...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Spokane County jobless rate 8.3% in October

Seasonal hiring of educators and retail workers helped push Spokane County’s unemployment rate down last month. It fell to 8.3 percent in October, down from September’s revised rate of 8.4 percent. It’s the lowest rate so far this year but remains high than in October...

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MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

Washington jobless rate falls to 9 percent

OLYMPIA — Washington’s jobless rate has dropped to 9 percent — the lowest since March 2009, according to figures released today by the state Employment Security Department. The October rate compares with a revised figure of 9.2 percent for September and 9.4 percent in October...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011

Wanted: Fit, educated and duty-bound 

Do you have a strong sense of duty, honor and service? Are you physically fit and educated? Looking for a career? It's not the Army or Marines asking this time. It's the Washington State Patrol, which is recruiting for trooper positions. Candidates are invited to...

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2011

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2011

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2011

Washington to release August jobs numbers

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington officials are preparing to release details on the state’s employment situation in August. The information from the Employment Security Department on Wednesday comes after recent months showed conflicting signals about the economy. The number of jobs has grown for 11 consecutive...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week 

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in seven weeks, although applications remain elevated, the Associated Press reports. The Labor Department said today that applications for benefits dropped by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000. The four-week...

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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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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Idaho unemployment rises to 9.5 percent

The Idaho Department of Labor says the state’s December unemployment rate was higher than the national average for the first time in nearly a decade. Idaho’s projected seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December rose for the fifth straight month to 9.5 percent, leaving 71,900 workers...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

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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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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