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Avista, Amazon fulfillment dominate local business coverage in 2018

Avista’s proposed sale to a Canadian utility and Amazon’s fulfillment center in the West Plains dominated local business news in 2018.

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

U.S. hiring slows in March, but job market still looks healthy

U.S. workers are increasingly benefiting as employers struggle to fill millions of open jobs.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Wages up by most in 8 years as U.S. adds a robust 200K jobs

U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, encouraging trends that suggest that the economy may accelerate …

Montana’s unemployment rate holds at 3.9 percent in July

Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent in July.

Fed leaves rates unchanged but signals further hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged while signaling that it expects a resilient U.S. economy and solid job market to justify further rate hikes later this year.

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Young workers scope out Spokane job recruiters

Josh Mollon, a recent college graduate, found himself at the Next Gen Job Fair in the Spokane Convention Center on Tuesday afternoon, bumping shoulders with about 48 employers looking for …

Trump deportation threats to constrict already-tight job market

President Donald Trump’s sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants will strain an already tight U.S. job market, with one study suggesting that removing all of them would cost the economy as …

Unemployment claims fall to 12-week low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped to a 12-week low at the start of February, a sign of a stable job market for U.S. workers.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Solar industry clamors for workers as jobs climb by 25 percent

U.S. solar-industry employment in 2016 grew at the fastest pace in at least seven years, with growth in all sectors including manufacturing, sales and installations, as demand for clean power …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Hiring accelerates and more people begin looking for work

U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job …

Applications for jobless benefits rise less than forecast

Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, showing a healthy job market at the start of 2017.

U.S. employers advertised more jobs and boosted hiring in June

U.S. employers advertised more openings and hired more people in June, adding to evidence that the job market has rebounded from a brief soft patch in the spring.

Finally, jobs for new college grads – just maybe not the jobs they wanted

It may be the best time to graduate from college since the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment for recent graduates is under 5 percent and job prospects are finally …

Idaho jobless rate drops to 4.1 percent

Low energy prices, strengthening consumer confidence, low interest rates and a warm winter contributed to Idaho’s 4.1 percent unemployment rate in January.

Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that’s improving but still isn’t fully healthy and …

Many degree holders languish in job market

WASHINGTON – The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates …

Bernanke: US job market weak despite gains

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. job market remains weak despite three months of strong hiring and that the Federal Reserve’s existing policies will help boost growth.

N. Idaho Labor Pool Evaporating New Employers Create Better Paying Jobs, Forcing Area Firms To Compete

Panhandle employers are finding it’s taking twice as long to fill jobs compared with a year ago. There are more - and better - jobs for blue-collar and white-collar workers, …