Stories tagged: jobs
Wed., Sept. 29, 2010
U.S. Census Bureau data reflect what everyone knows: The recession that persisted in 2009 bit into pay and benefits, and cut jobs. Poverty rates rose and food stamps were issued …
Thu., Sept. 23, 2010
The tally of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week after four weeks of flat or declining figures.
Thu., Sept. 16, 2010
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 …
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010
Employment in Spokane County jumped by more than 3,300 in August, dropping the unemployment rate to 8.6 percent from 8.8 pecent in July, and August 2009.
Sun., Sept. 5, 2010
Emily Rawls, 24, started at the University of Idaho in 2004, and her major and minor – interior design and architecture – matched a marketplace need. Housing was boom town.
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010
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 …
Fri., Aug. 27, 2010
At his new job, 47-year-old Scott J. Smith does all the rookie stuff: janitor work, mowing grass, unclogging pipes and drains. “It’s definitely a hands-dirty type of job,” said Smith. …
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010
Spokane County’s July unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.6 percent, the Employment Security Department said Tuesday. That’s also the exact rate from 12 months ago, said Washington regional labor economist …
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010
Washington’s private sector picked up 3,100 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month, to 8.9 percent, state officials said this morning.
Mon., Aug. 16, 2010
President Barack Obama plans to stop in Seattle on Tuesday to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray.
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi, in Vancouver to speak to the local Tea Party organization, said he still opposes a $26 billion bill pushed toward passage by his Democratic …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010
OLYMPIA – With Congress poised to approve $26 billion for Medicaid and school funding, Washington state will dodge the need for a special legislative session or immediate across-the-board spending cuts, …
Thu., July 15, 2010
The unemployment rate in Spokane County dropped more than half a point in June, and statewide joblessness is back down to where it stood a year ago, state officials said …
Fri., July 2, 2010
A weak June jobs report offered the latest evidence that the economic recovery is slowing. Employers cut 125,000 jobs last month, the most since October, the Labor Department said Friday.
Thu., July 1, 2010
Fears that the economic recovery is fizzling grew Thursday after the government and private sector issued weak reports on a number of fronts. Unemployment claims are up, home sales are …
Thu., June 17, 2010
The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the pace of layoffs has not slowed.
Tue., June 15, 2010
Employment in Washington increased in May, but only because 9,000 workers were hired to help conduct the 2010 Census.
Fri., June 4, 2010
The state Department of Labor says the unemployment rate posted a decline for the third month in a row, falling to 9 percent as Idaho employers took on more workers.
Wed., June 2, 2010
WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in April for more than 90 percent of the nation’s 372 largest metro areas as hiring picked up around the country.
Sun., May 23, 2010
Spenser Williams graduated this spring from Gonzaga University with a degree in math and economics. This past year he had a paid internship with Avista Utilities, working on power analysis. …
Thu., May 13, 2010
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Wednesday outlined a grim budget proposal for 2011 that would eliminate 18.5 police jobs and nine firefighter positions and make city services available just four …
Wed., May 12, 2010
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner told the City Council Wednesday that she plans to eliminate 41 city jobs next year, including 18 police officers and 9 Fire Department employees.
Mon., May 10, 2010
MUKILTEO, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire and Sen. Patty Murray said today that an estimated 11,000 jobs in Washington will be saved or created if Boeing Co. wins the Air …
Fri., May 7, 2010
Idaho’s unemployment rate fell last month by the largest amount since 1983, propelled by a surge in hiring across most industries, the state said in a news release today.
Thu., April 22, 2010
Home sales rose sharply last month and claims for jobless benefits fell last week. The two reports Thursday sketched a picture of a modestly improving economy.
Thu., April 15, 2010
Congress is sending President Barack Obama an $18 billion bill to restore unemployment benefits for people who have been out of a job for months and resume full Medicare payments …
Wed., April 14, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress today that he has confidence the unfolding economic recovery will have staying power, although it won’t be strong enough to bring quick relief …
Tue., April 13, 2010
More people found work in the Spokane area last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 10.5 percent. It was 11.3 percent in February, and stood at 9.7 percent one …
Mon., April 12, 2010
Democrats in the Senate won an initial skirmish Monday to restore unemployment benefits to hundreds of thousands of jobless people despite Republican criticism that it would add $9 billion to …
Wed., April 7, 2010
JoAnn Thomas is at the front of a wave. But she feels more like it’s about to crash into her. Next week, Thomas’ final unemployment