Stories tagged: unemployment rate
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
One of President Donald Trump’s priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration.
Wed., July 18, 2018
Washington’s economy added 4,100 jobs in June, while the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent, unchanged from May.
Fri., May 4, 2018
U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy’s resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about …
Sat., March 24, 2018
Idaho’s unemployment rate in February for the sixth consecutive month remained at 3 percent.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in October, continuing a trend of strong job growth in 2017.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in October, maintaining the level it has been for most of this year.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Washington’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent last month and the state added 6,900 jobs.
Sat., July 15, 2017
Trump likes to complain that the media don’t report on his successes. Allow me to report on them.
Tue., June 20, 2017
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in May, reflecting steady job in the region.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped one percentage point, to 5.2 percent, in April. That’s also one point below the April 2016 unemployment rate, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.
Fri., May 5, 2017
April’s employment report contained an even bigger surprise than the jump in U.S. payrolls: Spare capacity in the labor market is quickly disappearing, signaling that lackluster wage growth should get …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in March, down from 6.8 percent in February, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017
The unemployment rate in Spokane County climbed to 7 percent in January, up from 6.3 percent in December. The upward bump at the start of the year is typical due …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017
WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 14,000 …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
The labor force grew by 8,870 last year in the Spokane area as more workers were drawn by strong job growth in a mix of industries.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017
The unemployment rate in Idaho ticked even lower in December, to 3.7 percent, after five straight months at 3.8 percent. A year ago the seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 3.9 …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
The unemployment rate in Washington hit a new low of 5.2 percent in December as employers added 6,700 new jobs, the state said Thursday.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Idaho reported a 3.8 percent unemployment rate in September, which was unchanged from August, according to the state Department of Labor.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
More people working in Spokane but unemployment up slightly, state reports.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Washington state’s unemployment rate is holding steady at 5.8 percent.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence amid sluggish economic growth that points to a resilient economy.
Fri., July 22, 2016
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to hold steady at 4.2 percent in June while the national unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 4.9 percent.
Wed., June 22, 2016
Spokane’s unemployment rate was down and the number of jobs was up in May, the state reports. Among the bright spots is an increase in jobs held by workers in …
Fri., March 25, 2016
Idaho’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in February, remaining unchanged for the third month in a row.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016
Spokane area unemployment jumped to 6.7 percent in December
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015
Unemployment numbers for September show Spokane’s rate dropped to 5.6 percent.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Unemployment in the Spokane area inched up in July as schools let out and laid off some staff, the state reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate for the area that includes …
Tue., June 23, 2015
State economists reported a 6.3 percent May unemployment rate for Spokane County, down a bit from May 2014.