Stories tagged: unemployment rates
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
Spokane County’s October unemployment rate of 4.5 percent tied a 20-year low for the month.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
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
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.
Fri., July 20, 2018
Idaho’s unemployment rate in June remained unchanged from the previous month at 2.9 percent.
Tue., May 22, 2018
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in April, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.
Wed., April 25, 2018
Spokane County’s unemployment rate at 6.2 percent in March.
Tue., March 13, 2018
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
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.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in August, a record low for the month.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
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 …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
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.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
The unemployment rate for Spokane and Washington’s three northeast counties dropped by a half percentage point in August, the latest state figures show.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
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.
Tue., July 21, 2015
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.
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Idaho finished 2014 with an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in December, which represents a seven-year low, according to preliminary state forecasts.
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington’s lower unemployment rate means more jobs in many parts of the economy, but layoffs for the people who help the unemployed.
Fri., April 20, 2012
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.