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Spokane County’s unemployment rate at 4.9 percent in November

Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in November, but officials expect that number to drop as preliminary estimates are firmed up.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Spokane County’s unemployment rate drops to near-record low in September

Strong job growth pushed Spokane County’s unemployment rate down to 4.4 percent in September, a near-record low for the month. The county is on track to add about 5,000 new …


Spokane County jobless rate inches up in August

Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.9 percent in August, though the number of jobs grew.


Spokane area jobless rate drops

The unemployment rate for Spokane and Washington’s three northeast counties dropped by a half percentage point in August, the latest state figures show.


Spokane jobless rate inches up

The Spokane area’s unemployment rate edged up slightly in July to 6.6 percent as schools let out and laid off some staff, the Employment Security Department said.


Spokane County’s jobless rate sinks to 6.2 percent in April

Spokane County’s jobless rate in April sank to 6.2 percent, the lowest in more than five years, reflecting warm-weather job expansion in construction, warehousing and business services. The unemployment rate …


Spokane County jobless rate decreases to 7.9 percent

Spokane County’s jobless rate in March dropped to 7.9 percent from February’s revised rate of 8.6 percent. State labor economists say Spokane County employers gained about 1,600 jobs in March. …


Spokane County jobless rate rose in December

Spokane County’s jobless rate rose to 7.3 percent in December from 6.8 percent the prior month. The slight rise was expected, said Doug Tweedy of the Washington State Employment Security …


Unemployment rate down in Spokane County

State universities and colleges cut 500 positions in Spokane County last month to help drive March job losses to 1,100. And yet the county’s overall unemployment rate fell to 9.1 …


County job numbers strong in September

Spokane County’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in 3 1/2 years. The 8.2 percent September rate reflects the return of workers to area schools, said regional labor …


County’s jobless rate rises to 10.6

The unemployment rate in Spokane County climbed for the fourth consecutive month in February, to 10.6 percent. Statistics released Thursday by the Washington Employment Security Department show a modest increase …


Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose in January

Spokane County’s unemployment rate jumped to 10.5 percent in January as seasonal layoffs took their toll, the Washington Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. The December rate was 9.1 percent; the …


Jobless rate hits 8.7 percent

Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose to 8.7 percent in November, but job losses were below the seasonal norm, the Department of Employment Security’s regional economist said Tuesday. Doug Tweedy said …


County joblessness remains unchanged

The unemployment rate in Spokane County held steady at 8.4 percent in September, but only because job-seekers who arrived here earlier this year in hopes of finding work are leaving. …


Jobless rate steadies

The unemployment rate in Spokane County held steady in June despite the loss of almost 2,200 jobs, most of those in private education. At 8.9 percent, the rate was below …