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Oregon cuts 3,800 jobs in September; hospitality hit hard

Oregon shed jobs for the second month in the row, but its unemployment rate was essentially unchanged.


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.


U.S. jobless aid applications fell to 234,000 last week

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of the job market appears to be increasingly secure for workers.


U.S. jobless claims drop to lowest level since 1973

Just 223,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, fewest in nearly 44 years.


Washington jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent

Washington state added an estimated 8,700 jobs last month and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.


Washington state jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent

OLYMPIA – Washington added more than 11,000 new jobs from March to April, but the state’s unemployment rate continues to hover at 5.8 percent


US jobless aid applications fell to 42-year low last month

WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely rose last week and the average level of applications in the past month fell to a 42-year low. The …


Washington jobless rate increase two months in a row

OLYMPIA – Washington’s unemployment rate increased slightly for the second straight month even as the state added an estimated 5,300 jobs from July to August, officials with the Employment Security …


State unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

Washington’s jobless rate in March fell to 7.3 percent, the lowest monthly rate since December 2008. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been stuck at 7.5 percent for the …


More jobs recovered; jobless rate the same

Washington’s statewide jobless rate in February remained 7.5 percent, the third month in a row at that level, the Employment Security Department reported Wednesday. Overall, the state added roughly 4,000 …


Washington’s jobless number drops, but decline is misleading

Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent in December, the lowest since 2008. But state Employment Security Department economists said that drop, from 7.7 percent in November, is due to …


Washington’s jobless rate up slightly from July to August

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.6 percent in August, and the state saw a net loss of 1,100 jobs from the previous month, officials announced Wednesday. …


Wash. unemployment rate increases to 8.6 percent

OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.6 percent in August, and the state saw a net loss of 1,100 jobs from the previous month.


Washington unemployment rate rises to 8.5 percent

OLYMPIA — Washington state gained 5,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate still increased slightly to 8.5 percent, state officials announced today.


Spokane work force adds 3,300 in August

New employment numbers show encouraging signs in Spokane County. Total employment in the county jumped by 3,300 people from July to August. In addition, there were 450 more people employed …


Companies add 67K workers, but jobless rate rises

Private employers hired more workers over the past three month than first thought, lifting hopes for the weak economy. But the unemployment rate rose in August for the first time …


Idaho jobless rate hits 26-year high

Seasonally adjusted unemployment in Idaho rose half a percentage point in June, to 8.3 percent. It’s the highest jobless rate since October 1983, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. …


467K jobs cut in June; jobless rate at 9.5 percent

Employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs in June, driving the unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent, suggesting that the economy’s road to recovery will be bumpy.