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ADP: More than 20 million jobs vanished in April

U.S. businesses cut an unprecedented 20.2 million jobs in April, an epic collapse with coronavirus outbreak closing the offices, factories, schools, construction sites and stores that propel the U.S. economy.

Fed notes what most Americans see: A sharp economic downturn

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is noting what most Americans are already acutely aware of: Economic activity contracted sharply and abruptly cross all regions of the country in recent weeks as the country locked down to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Jobless rate in Washington increased to 5.1% in March

Washington’s unemployment rate increased to 5.1% last month and the state’s economy lost more than 11,000 jobs, though officials noted the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the workforce isn’t likely to be fully reflected until the April report is released next month.

U.S. sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% from a 50-year low of 3.5%.

US economy adds 225K jobs as job seekers grow

Hiring jumped last month as U.S. employers added a robust 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing.

Washington unemployment rate for December was 4.3 %

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s December unemployment rate dipped to 4.3 %. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, December’s rate was down from November’s rate of 4.4 %. The state also saw a gain of 10,900 jobs during the month. The largest private job growth occurred in retail trade and professional and business services, while the biggest losses were seen in wholesale trade and financial activities.