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Community collaboration is the key to creating a competitive workforce and driving economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic, area employers and school officials said during a virtual workforce summit hosted by the Spokane Journal of Business.
New jobless claims in the state and Spokane County slightly increased last week as seasonal layoffs occurred in the agriculture, construction and specialty trade industries, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.
The back half of 2020 remains a horrible time to own a hotel in downtown Spokane.
New jobless claims surged in the state and Spokane County last week, according to data provided by the Washington State Employment Security Department.
New jobless claims in the state and Spokane County dropped last week, the third consecutive week of decline, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.
New jobless claims in the state and Spokane County declined last week, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.
The number of Washington residents applying for unemployment benefits for the first time increased last week, while the total number of jobless claims decreased.
Laid-off workers in the state filed 20,006 new jobless claims last week, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.
United Parcel Service Inc. said it will hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected avalanche of holiday packages from online orders this year as shoppers avoid stores during the coronavirus pandemic.
There are some bright spots in the data showing that areas of the region's economy could be re-emerging from COVID-19. But until consumers feel safe to gather, economists say, a full recovery - particularly of the service sector - will be impossible.
Laid-off workers in the state filed 21,942 new jobless claims Aug. 9-15, a 0.9% drop compared with 22,140 new claims filed a week prior, the Washington State Employment Security Department reported Thursday.
The coronavirus recession struck swiftly and violently. Now, with the U.S. economy still in the grip of the outbreak five months later, the recovery looks fitful and uneven — and painfully slow.
The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment dropped by 10 percent last week, officials said Thursday, but layoffs are continuing to run high due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of people filing for unemployment insurance for the first time was down 11% in Washington last week with initial claims in Spokane County down 20%, according to the Washington state Employment Security Department.
The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the viral pandemic intensified five months ago, yet still remains at a high level.
Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.
Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. economy could come Friday when the government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the spring.
U.S. businesses sharply reduced hiring last month, suggesting that resurgent COVID-19 infections slowed the economic recovery as many states closed parts of their economies again and consumers remained cautious about spending.
As employers in California and across the country ask employees to return to the workplace, many have considered and some are requiring employees to sign similar waivers, employment lawyers say. And many employees, mostly lower-wage and minority workers in essential jobs, are calling lawyers to complain about the waivers.
Laid-off workers in the state filed 28,840 new jobless claims for the week ending July 25, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.