Stories tagged: washington employment security department
Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 6 a.m.
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 October unemployment rate of 4.5 percent tied a 20-year low for the month.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.9 percent in August, though the number of jobs grew.
Wed., July 18, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
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.
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.
Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
Wed., June 24, 2015, 8:57 a.m.
Average weekly wages in Washington rose more than $1,000 over the last year.
Wed., July 23, 2014
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 …
Wed., May 22, 2013
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 …
Wed., March 13, 2013
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 …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013
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 …
Wed., April 25, 2012
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 …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2011
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 …
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011
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 …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010
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 …
Thu., Nov. 18, 2010
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 …
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010
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 …
Thu., Sept. 16, 2010
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 …
Tue., July 14, 2009, 2:57 p.m.
The unemployment rate in Spokane County held steady in June despite the loss of almost 2,200 jobs, most of those in private education.
Thu., April 2, 2009, 2:03 p.m.
The Washington Employment Security Department says fewer employers in the state are offering employee benefits.
Tue., Feb. 3, 2009
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 …