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Jobless claims in state hit another record; recovery expected to be uneven

The number of workers filing for unemployment benefits in Washington rose to a new record for the second week in a row as most industries felt the effects of the …

Regional ‘job hub’ could supply workforce for massive warehouse planned west of Spokane

The Spokane area’s labor market could meet the demand for employees at a massive warehouse planned near the airport. The area is a “job hub,” attracting workers from parts of …

Experts say Spokane likely is part of economic boom raising incomes

Household income rose last year, the federal government says.

Spokane region adds nearly 9,000 jobs in the last two years

As the Spokane economy digs out of the recession, there are several bright spots on the job front

Spokane airports have $791 million direct impact yearly, study finds

Spokane International Airport, along with the Airport Business Park and Felts Field, generates $791 million in direct economic impact a year, according to a new analysis commissioned by Spokane International …

Consumers coming closer to home

When Spokane resident Rob Higgins thinks of buying a book online, he stops and reconsiders. “Then I go down to Auntie’s Bookstore and buy it there,” said Higgins, a former …

Banner year for approved patents

For the first time in more than a decade, Spokane County inventors landed more than 100 patents in a single year last year. At the same time, the past decade …

Pay raises lag in public sector

An analysis of recent wage increases shows that the pay of many local government workers is rising slightly slower than the rate of workers in the private sector. From 2002 …

Numbers can add up to action

Collecting and interpreting clean, defensible data is one of the best ways to drive public policy decisions, experts from around the nation told some 260 Inland Northwest decision-makers at a …