Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, March 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 42° Partly Cloudy
News >  Pacific NW

Washington jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent

Associated Press

OLYMPIA – Washington state added 9,000 new jobs from February to March, but its unemployment rate remains at 5.8 percent for the fourth straight month.

Numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department show that during the one-year period ending in March, about 98,200 jobs were added.

The national unemployment rate for March was 5 percent. Unemployment in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area dropped from 5 percent in February to 4.9 percent last month.

Eleven industries expanded for the month, with the biggest gains seen in professional and business services, retail trade and wholesale trade. The only losses were seen in education and health services.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.