Stories tagged: unemployment
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:58 p.m.
Washington state added 6,000 jobs in June with employment growth driven mostly by education and health services.
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in May as seasonal construction employment picked up.
Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, May’s rate remains unchanged from April’s jobless …
Mon., June 10, 2019
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring’s widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6% in April, driven mostly by a boost in construction jobs.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 7:18 p.m.
Idaho added more than 1,900 nonfarm jobs in April as the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.8%, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
Washington employers continued to add to their payrolls in April, adding more than 13,500 jobs.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 4:13 p.m.
U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and now anticipate strong customer demand.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
Idaho’s unemployment rate remained steady at 2.9% in March, but seasonal non-farm jobs experienced the third fastest year-over-year growth rate in the nation, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
The number of people applying for unemployment aid fell last week to its lowest level in nearly five decades, solid evidence that the job market is healthy and layoffs scarce.
Thu., April 4, 2019, 5:23 p.m.
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to lowest level in five decades.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:15 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in February, but officials expect the number will drop further throughout the year.
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
The number of people seeking jobless benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since November 1969, a sign the job market remains strong despite the partial government shutdown, now …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
Employment statistics show there are more than 6,000 federal employees living and working in the Inland Northwest, many of whom are waking up Friday without a paycheck. Local lending institutions …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON – U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy. Job openings slipped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the rate remains unchanged from October’s jobless …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday said the state’s unemployment rate in October was the same as September and is the 14th consecutive month at or below 3 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent and the state also added 12,400 jobs in October.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
Idaho’s unemployment rate in September dropped to 2.7 percent.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
Unemployment in Washington state inched down to 4.4 percent in September, its lowest point in 42 years.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:02 p.m.
The jobless rate, the government reported Friday, is now at its lowest level since the 3.5 percent it reached 49 years ago. And the strength looks likely to endure. There …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
A recent report shows Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month – the lowest rate for August since 1976.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years – evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers touts tax reform, Inland Northwest economic growth in speech at Greater Spokane Inc.
In a speech to business interests and nonprofit representatives Wednesday, the congresswoman was joined by members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to tout the tax reform bill as a …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in July at 2.9 percent.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
Washington’s jobless rate in July was 4.6 percent – its lowest point since June 2007 – as strong employer demand continued to outpace growth in the working population.
Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
The Federal Reserve said Friday it expects low unemployment and rising inflation will keep it on track to raise interest rates at a gradual pace over the next two years. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.