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Spokane County’s unemployment rate at 4.9 percent in November

Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in November, but officials expect that number to drop as preliminary estimates are firmed up.

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 …

Spokane County jobless rate inches up in August

Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.9 percent in August, though the number of jobs grew.

Washington adds 4,100 new jobs in June on strength of private sector hiring

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.

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Average wage in Spokane County rose nearly 4 percent in 2017

The average annual wage in Spokane County rose to $46,562 last year, influenced by local medical schools and an influx of highly paid workers.

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.

Spokane County unemployment rate falls in October; strong job growth continues

Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in October, continuing a trend of strong job growth in 2017.

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Spokane County unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent

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, 11:58 a.m.

Spokane County jobless rate climbs to 7 percent in January

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: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Spokane region sees strong growth in jobs, labor force

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.

Washington’s average wage increased by 4.2 percent

Average weekly wages in Washington rose more than $1,000 over the last year.

Spokane County’s jobless rate drops to 5.6 percent

Spokane’s slow but steady economic pulse picked up in June as the county’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent, the first time it dipped below 6 percent since 2008, the …

Spokane County unemployment decreases in April

The unemployment rate in Spokane County was 7.7 percent in April, down from 9 percent the previous month, the state Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. Washington’s unemployment rate was 6.5 …

Seasonal layoffs hit Spokane area

The unemployment rate in Spokane climbed to 9.8 percent in January, as many retail companies laid off seasonal workers, Washington’s Employment Security Department said. The jobless rate in December was …

Washington jobless rate lowest since 2008 at 7.6

Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent in December, the lowest since 2008. But state Employment Security Department economists said that drop, from 7.7 percent in November, is due to …

Spokane County jobless rate stays at 9.9 percent in March

Spokane County registered a 9.9 percent unemployment rate for March, exactly the same as February, the Washington Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. One year earlier Spokane’s jobless rate was 10.6 …

Job search leaves many exhausted

When all the new jobs that the new spending cuts are bound to create finally get created, will someone please call Anjanette Lal? Lal is what the government calls an …

Spokane County employment edges up

Employment in Spokane County rebounded last year, but remains substantially below the peak reached in 2008. The same was true for all of Washington, according to figures released Wednesday by …

Jobless rate up in county; steady in state

Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in November despite an increase in jobs. New jobs in health care and hospitality were augmented by earlier than usual winter recreation …

Jobless rate eases in Spokane County

The unemployment rate in Spokane County slipped to 7.8 percent in October, the lowest rate in almost two years. The number of employed rose to 220,210, up from 216,960 in …

Shrinking rate of joblessness tied to schools

The unemployment rate in Spokane County fell to 8.2 percent in September as educators headed back to classrooms. Doug Tweedy, regional labor economist for the Washington Employment Security Department, said …

Spokane work force adds 3,300 in August

New employment numbers show encouraging signs in Spokane County. Total employment in the county jumped by 3,300 people from July to August. In addition, there were 450 more people employed …

Spokane County unemployment holds steady in June

The unemployment rate in Spokane County held steady in June despite the loss of almost 2,200 jobs, most of those in private education.

Washington survey sees employee benefits shrinking

The Washington Employment Security Department says fewer employers in the state are offering employee benefits.

Washington state boosts help for jobless

The Washington Employment Security Department will take calls from newly unemployed workers Saturdays in an effort to keep up with surging benefit claims, Commissioner Karen Lee said Monday. The department …