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UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Survey: U.S. businesses are hiring; 275K jobs in April

U.S. companies in April added the most jobs in 9 months, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth.


U.S. businesses’ job openings fell sharply in February

The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell sharply in February after nearly reaching a record level the previous month, a sign that businesses may pull back a bit …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from President Trump over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Ford repackages investment, boosts new jobs from 850 to 900

Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900.


A hot U.S. job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

The growth in America’s workforce – made up of people either working or looking for work – has helped reverse an alarming consequence of the recession: The exit of millions …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Hiring in U.S. slows sharply in February

The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and …


Robert J. Samuelson: Who brought us this boom?

Just how much praise Donald Trump deserves for the economy’s performance is unclear – remember that in the last two years of the Obama presidency, the economy also generated 200,000 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

U.S. job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million

U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Do you feel financially secure? Your answer likely depends on your age, income and education level

Just how financially secure you feel depends on your age, your race, your education and – perhaps not surprisingly – your income.


A robust job gain in January shows U.S. economy’s durability

U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Spokane metro area employers created 6,200 jobs last year

Education and health care were drivers of job growth in 2018.


Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, starting in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover said Thursday it will cut 4,500 jobs as the carmaker addresses slowing demand in China and growing uncertainty about the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.


U.S. job openings fell in November to still-strong 6.9 million

WASHINGTON – U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy. Job openings slipped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Stocks swing to huge gains after jobs report, trade talks

Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild …


November jobless rate in Washington holds at 4.3 percent

OLYMPIA – Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the rate remains unchanged from October’s jobless …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

Venture capitalists are taking $18-an-hour jobs to understand the gig economy

Jamison Hill is a senior principal at Bain Capital Ventures, and by working a temporary laundry job he joins the ranks of a significant number of investors embedding themselves in …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as five plants

General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to …


Idaho unemployment remains at 2.7 percent

The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday said the state’s unemployment rate in October was the same as September and is the 14th consecutive month at or below 3 percent.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent and the state also added 12,400 jobs in October.


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, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

U.S. companies hiring at robust pace; wages rise faster

U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of …


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 …


Rich Lowry: The blue-collar recovery

The economic recovery is really beginning to reach into Trump country.


Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isn’t so easy

A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or re-entering the workforce at …


The 20 worst-paying jobs for women right now

When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade.


Idaho’s unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in July at 2.9 percent.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

Tech positions top highest-paying U.S. jobs list

For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., according to an annual report from Glassdoor.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of …


Shawn Vestal: The Amazon effect on local pay should be scrutinized

Amazon is coming to town, and a lot of people are excited.


Center works to fill 6,000 unfilled skilled jobs

There are nearly 6,000 unfilled STEM jobs in Idaho, but Angela Hemingway, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, and her staff are working to reduce that number – …