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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Spokane County’s 4.5 percent unemployment rate in October ties monthly low

Spokane County’s October unemployment rate of 4.5 percent tied a 20-year low for the month.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Spokane County jobless rate remains unchanged at 5 percent in June

Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5 percent in June. About 2,100 more people were working in the county last month, compared to June 2017.


Idaho unemployment holds steady at 2.9 percent

Idaho’s unemployment rate in June remained unchanged from the previous month at 2.9 percent.


Spokane County’s unemployment rate falls to 5.4 percent in April

Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in April, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.


Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in March

Spokane County’s unemployment rate at 6.2 percent in March.


Spokane County’s unemployment rises to 6.7 percent in January, with weather influencing hiring

Unemployment rates rose to 6.7 percent in Spokane County during January, but much of the increase from December 5.7 percent rate was weather-related.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Spokane metro area added more than 5,000 new jobs in 2017

For the third year in a row, the Spokane metro area added more than 5,000 new jobs in 2017. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent.


Spokane County’s 4.9 percent unemployment rate in August lowest for month in 18 years

Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in August, a record low for the month.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Hiring adds nearly 2,100 new jobs to Spokane metro area in July

Job growth remains strong in the Spokane metro area, with about 2,100 new positions added in July. The unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the metro area encompassing Spokane, Stevens …


Retail hiring in Spokane area grows ahead of the holiday season

Retail hiring added a little bit of cheer to the local economy last month, with stores adding about 500 new workers in advance of the busy holiday season.


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 jobless rate steady

The unemployment rate for Spokane County remained steady at 6.2 percent in June and most of Eastern Washington continued to lag behind King and Snohomish counties.


Idaho hits record-low unemployment in December

Idaho finished 2014 with an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in December, which represents a seven-year low, according to preliminary state forecasts.


Better economy means layoffs in unemployment office

OLYMPIA – Washington’s lower unemployment rate means more jobs in many parts of the economy, but layoffs for the people who help the unemployed.


Idaho jobless rate drops in March

Idaho’s March unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time in 2 ½ years as a record number of state residents found work.