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State officials are seeing an influx of fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits as they continue deal with record numbers of claims from people forced out of work by shutdowns from the COVID-19 epidemic.
The number of workers filing for unemployment benefits in Washington rose to a new record for the second week in a row as most industries felt the effects of the shutdowns and restrictions ordered to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in November, but officials expect that number to drop as preliminary estimates are firmed up.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dipped below 5 percent in July– a sign of continued strength in the local job market.
The average annual wage in Spokane County rose to $46,562 last year, influenced by local medical schools and an influx of highly paid workers.
Demand for construction workers was partly responsible for a drop in Spokane County’s unemployment rate, which was 5 percent in May. The industry has added about 1,200 local jobs over the past 12 months.
The Spokane area’s labor market could meet the demand for employees at a massive warehouse planned near the airport. The area is a “job hub,” attracting workers from parts of 11 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
For the third year in a row, the Spokane metro area added more than 5,000 new jobs in 2017. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent.
Job growth remains strong in the Spokane metro area, with about 2,100 new positions added in July. The unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the metro area encompassing Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.
Unemployment rates for the Spokane metro area dropped to 5.1 percent in June, continuing the pace of strong job growth for the region.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in May, reflecting steady job in the region.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February, a good number for a month that typically has a high jobless rate.
More than 20,000 new jobs have been created in Spokane County since 2010. Most pay more than the average wage in the county, which is $21.17 per hour, or $44,035 per year.
Spokane area unemployment rate drops slightly.
Household income rose last year, the federal government says.
More people working in Spokane but unemployment up slightly, state reports.
Unemployment rate for Spokane moves up in June, but the county has some 6,700 more jobs than a year ago.
Spokane’s unemployment rate was down and the number of jobs was up in May, the state reports. Among the bright spots is an increase in jobs held by workers in their early to mid 20s.
Spokane area unemployment jumped to 6.7 percent in December
As the Spokane economy digs out of the recession, there are several bright spots on the job front