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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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May unemployment rate in Washington remains at 4.7%

OLYMPIA – Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, May’s rate remains unchanged from April’s jobless …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Court: Trump can’t let companies deny birth control coverage

A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.


With U.S. employers eager to fill jobs, hiring could stay strong

Against the backdrop of next week’s midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it’s been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday, …


U.S. employers post record number of open jobs in August

U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic …


Seattle City Council votes 9-0 for scaled-down head tax on large employers

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a new tax on the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6B a year for care

A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees’ children.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Survey: U.S. businesses add a healthy 241,000 jobs in March

U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months.


US employers posted fewer jobs in November for 2nd month

Employers posted fewer open jobs in November, the second straight month of decline after openings reached a record high in September.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017

U.S. employers add 228K jobs; unemployment rate stays 4.1 pct.

U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market’s enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.


U.S. job openings flat in September as hurricanes slow hiring

U.S. employers posted roughly the same number of open jobs in September as the previous month, partly because hurricanes held back hiring at restaurants and hotels.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017

U.S. hiring jumps after hurricanes as employers add 261K jobs

U.S. employers added a solid 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September.


Samuelson: Labor trends may benefit both sides

The beauty of the present moment is that what workers want and what companies need are converging.


Troy A. Eid: Trump making right immigration moves

Trump has also pledged to prosecute illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes here. The facts bear out why this priority is vital.


Sen. Michael Baumgartner and Rep. Marcus Riccelli: Bills promote second chance for workers

Disclosing one’s criminal history on a job application often immediately eliminates them from the applicant pool, regardless of qualifications.


Seattle passes new scheduling rules for hourly workers

Retail and food-service workers will have more predictability with their schedules after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a new law Monday requiring employers to schedule shifts 14 days in …


U.S. job openings jump to record high in mixed signal to Fed

American employers advertised a record number of open jobs in July, a sign hiring may stay healthy despite a slowdown last month.


Robert J. Samuelson: New era of labor scarcity?

The gig economy has been hyped. It poses as the labor market’s new reality. It isn’t. The new reality is how the old reality is being remade


Five things we learned from the surprisingly strong July jobs report

U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence amid sluggish economic growth that points to a resilient economy.


Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective

Editorial topics were the reunification of German, the Gemini 9 moon landing, the politics of day care and the first woman president


U.S. job openings rise to eight-month high in March

U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in eight months in March, but total hiring slowed, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. Job openings jumped 2.7 percent to …


Employer health care plans stay the course under reform

WASHINGTON – The landmark health care law approved last week was sold as an effort to reform unfair insurance practices, but it largely exempts the existing employer-based network from the …