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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 10:12 p.m.

Spokane County commissioners could choose new CEO Tuesday

Feuding commissioners are uncertain what will be the outcome of a meeting Tuesday to talk about a new Spokane County CEO. Commissioners could appoint a handpicked replacement for Marshal Farnell, …


Greenacres businessman faces sexual discrimination lawsuit from attorney general

The Washington Attorney General’s Office said Thursday it was pursuing a discrimination lawsuit against Monte Masingale, previous owner of Greenacre Motors and an area landlord. Masingale spent time in jail …


Audit blasts BPA hiring practices

PORTLAND — The U.S. Department of Energy has released a highly critical audit of human resources activities at Bonneville Power Administration, saying the agency’s hiring and promotion practices are ineffective.


Dow Jones crosses 15,000 for first time

NEW YORK — A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time, …


Kootenai County jobless rate falls to 6 percent

Kootenai County’s unemployment rate fell to 6 percent last month. That is nearly as low as in the summer of 2008, when the Great Recession was beginning to grip the …


Unemployment rate up slightly in Spokane County

Spokane County’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in November, to 7.7 percent. That matches the national jobless rate and is just under the statewide rate of 7.8 percent.


Unemployment rate dips below 7% in Idaho

Idaho’s unemployment rate continued to fall in November, dropping below 7 percent for the first time in 3½ years as employers maintained payrolls at a stronger pace than normal for …


Washington unemployment rate drops below 8 percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent last month, the first time it’s been below 8 percent in nearly four years.


Idaho unemployment falls as fewer seek jobs

The unemployment rate fell in August across North Idaho and statewide, due in part to fewer people seeking jobs.


Jobless rate falls across Idaho in July

Idaho’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in July, a three-year low. It’s down from 7.7 percent in June, the Idaho Department of Labor said today.


5 million jobs still missing since recession ended

U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended.


Idaho jobless rate drops for 9th straight month

Idaho employers maintained hiring at seasonal levels in April, while the state’s labor force remained unchanged, driving the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down for the ninth straight month to 7.7 …


Hiring slows sharply with just 115,000 jobs added

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April for the second straight month, evidence of an economy still growing only sluggishly. The unemployment rate dipped, but only because more people …


Manufacturing driving recovery in Spokane

Manufacturers are hiring in Spokane and selling goods across the globe, igniting hopes of an economic recovery. From airplane parts to medical devices, cookware, pharmaceuticals and mining equipment, factories across …


Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 pct., hiring surges

A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.


Employers post most job openings in 3 years

Employers advertised more jobs in September than at any other point in the past three years, a hopeful sign that companies may step up hiring.


Unemployment rates fall in half of states

Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, a sign that September’s pickup in hiring was felt around the country.


Smart Bombs: On jobless benefits, lawmakers have it backward

It’s fascinating to watch the shift in emphasis on jobs and the economy in the past few months. During the fall campaigns, the narrative was a paucity of jobs and …


Employers added most jobs in 3 years in March

The nation’s economy posted its largest job gain in three years in March, while the unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month.


Hanford contractors announce hiring plans

Hanford contractors say they are making quick work of identifying candidates for at least 600 positions they expect to fill in about the next six weeks with federal money to …