Stories tagged: unemployment
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% in September over the prior month, driven by a gain in education jobs now that area schools are back in session. The county’s …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Idaho’s 2.9% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in September for the third consecutive month.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
The state’s 4.6% unemployment rate in September remained unchanged from August, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Washington State Employment Security Department.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.6% in August over the prior month, spurred mostly by a continued seasonal decline in education jobs.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in July over the prior month because of a seasonal drop in education and firefighting jobs.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
California’s unemployment rate has again fallen to an historic low of 4.1% as the world’s fifth-largest economy continues to add jobs following the Great Recession.
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.5% in June because of a seasonal loss in education jobs.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
Washington state added 6,000 jobs in June with employment growth driven mostly by education and health services.
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in May as seasonal construction employment picked up.
Wed., June 19, 2019
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
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6% in April, driven mostly by a boost in construction jobs.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
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
Washington employers continued to add to their payrolls in April, adding more than 13,500 jobs.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019
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
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
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century.
Thu., April 11, 2019
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
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to lowest level in five decades.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Idaho’s unemployment rate in September dropped to 2.7 percent.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Unemployment in Washington state inched down to 4.4 percent in September, its lowest point in 42 years.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
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 …