Stories tagged: jobless
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century.
Thu., April 11, 2019
The number of people applying for unemployment aid fell last week to its lowest level in nearly five decades, solid evidence that the job market is healthy and layoffs scarce.
Thu., April 4, 2019
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to lowest level in five decades.
Fri., May 25, 2018
Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can’t get jobs, and they hope a recent warning to employers by the state of Connecticut will change …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018
Washington’s jobless rate increased slightly as the state added 3,900 jobs last month.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, close to historical lows in a sign that the job market is healthy.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows.
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
More Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows.
Thu., July 13, 2017
Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits has stayed near historic lows pointing to a robust job market.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Washington state’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.3 percent last month and the state added 3,600 jobs. November’s unemployment rate was the lowest since June 2008.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy.
Thu., July 28, 2016
WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, but the number of applications was still at a low level that suggested hiring is healthy.
Thu., March 10, 2016
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level since October, evidence that employers are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their …
Wed., March 9, 2016
Washington added 12,800 new jobs while the unemployment remained at 5.8 percent in January, the same as the rate for December.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in October amid growth in the construction and retail sectors, according to the state Department of Labor. The state’s unemployment rate was 4.2 …
Tue., May 26, 2015
The unemployment rate for Spokane County fell to 6 percent in April. It was 6.6 percent in April 2014.
Sat., Jan. 24, 2015
There was good news in employment in both Washington and Idaho this week. Idaho finished 2014 with an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in December, which represents a seven-year low, …
Wed., March 26, 2014
Spokane County’s jobless rate was 8.7 percent in February, the state reported Tuesday. That’s up from January’s unemployment rate of 7.8 percent, yet still below the February 2013 rate of …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
OLYMPIA – Washington state’s unemployment rate was relatively constant over the past two months, but the state saw an estimated loss of 9,500 jobs over the same period, according to …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013
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 …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013
Spokane County’s jobless rate climbed back above 8 percent in July, in large part because of area teachers and school staff not working during the summer. The unemployment rate was …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
OLYMPIA – Washington’s long-term unemployment benefits will decrease by nine weeks next month, state officials announced Wednesday. Officials with the Employment Security Department said the decrease was triggered because the …
Thu., July 18, 2013
OLYMPIA – Washington state had an estimated net gain of 9,800 jobs from May to June, while the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.8 percent, officials with the Employment …
Thu., June 20, 2013
Washington’s unemployment rate in May fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest since November 2008, according to the Employment Security Department. The report said the number of unemployed workers in the …
Thu., April 18, 2013
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 …
Thu., March 21, 2013
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 …
Thu., March 7, 2013
Preliminary figures show that Washington gained an unexpectedly strong 24,100 payroll jobs in January, but state economists are skeptical job growth was really that strong. The jobs figure likely will …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Unemployment benefits may be changed as Washington’s jobless rate improves. The maximum weeks of benefits will likely be reduced from 99 to 73 by the middle of April. The extended …
Thu., March 1, 2012
Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in January as 13,200 jobs were created. The improved jobless numbers were led by stronger hiring in professional and business services, retail trade, …