Stories tagged: doug tweedy
Tue., Jan. 1, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in November, but officials expect that number to drop as preliminary estimates are firmed up.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dipped below 5 percent in July– a sign of continued strength in the local job market.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018
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 …
Sat., June 9, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
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 …
Tue., July 25, 2017
Unemployment rates for the Spokane metro area dropped to 5.1 percent in June, continuing the pace of strong job growth for the region.
Tue., June 20, 2017
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in May, reflecting steady job in the region.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February, a good number for a month that typically has a high jobless rate.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
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 …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016
Spokane area unemployment rate drops slightly.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016
Household income rose last year, the federal government says.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
More people working in Spokane but unemployment up slightly, state reports.
Tue., July 26, 2016
Unemployment rate for Spokane moves up in June, but the county has some 6,700 more jobs than a year ago.
Wed., June 22, 2016
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 …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016
Spokane area unemployment jumped to 6.7 percent in December
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016
As the Spokane economy digs out of the recession, there are several bright spots on the job front
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015
Unemployment numbers for September show Spokane’s rate dropped to 5.6 percent.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
The unemployment rate for Spokane and Washington’s three northeast counties dropped by a half percentage point in August, the latest state figures show.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Unemployment in the Spokane area inched up in July as schools let out and laid off some staff, the state reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate for the area that includes …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
The Spokane area’s unemployment rate edged up slightly in July to 6.6 percent as schools let out and laid off some staff, the Employment Security Department said.
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
The paycheck of a worker making minimum wage goes further in Eastern Washington cities than anywhere else in the country, a new study by a personal finance technology company suggests. …
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in September, pushed downward by the return of teachers to classrooms. The jobless rate in Spokane County in August was 6 percent, …
Mon., Sept. 1, 2014
On this Labor Day, it might be a good time to reflect on the main source of the jobs in our community: government. Government has been either the No. 1 …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
More than 8 million jobs were eliminated across the country by the Great Recession; as the economy contracted, businesses failed or they endured by cutting workers. Spokane County felt its …
Wed., May 21, 2014
Spokane County’s jobless rate in April sank to 6.2 percent, the lowest in more than five years, reflecting warm-weather job expansion in construction, warehousing and business services. The unemployment rate …
Thu., March 20, 2014
Washington’s unemployment rate remained at 6.4 percent in February, state officials reported Wednesday. The steady statewide unemployment rate over January and February, combined with growth in payroll numbers, suggests Washington’s …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2014
Keely Barrett is among the more than 15,000 Spokane-area workers who are unemployed. Barrett, 53, has been out of work for more than two years after being laid off from …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
Spokane County’s jobless rate rose to 7 percent in November, an increase of three-tenths of a percentage point from the month before, the state Employment Security Department said Monday. This …