Archive of: Work Force

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Jobs report continues improvement

Preliminary data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released today shows 6,700 more jobs in Washington state in March than in February, with a statewide unemployment rate staying steady at 6.3 percent.

April 2014

State employment picture brightens in March

A small improvement in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate began in February and was matched in March, according to revised and preliminary estimates by economists with the state’s Employment Security Department.

April 2014

TrueBlue again named to ‘Trustworthy’ list

For the third time, TrueBlue Inc. of Tacoma, a leading supplier of blue-collar temporary labor nationwide, has been named to the Forbes magazine 2014 list of 100 “Most Trustworthy Companies.”

April 2014

More jobs in March, jobless rate unchanged

Employers added some 192,000 new jobs in March, according to data released this morning by the U.S. Labor Department. But that is a little less than was reported for February.

April 2014

From BE: Today’s jobs are fewer, different

Staff Reporter Katie Scaff writes about the continuing deficit in Pierce County jobs -- 6,500 below the 2008 pre-recession total -- in today's Business Examiner edition.

March 2014

South Sound VA leader at White House

Mary Johanna Forbes, assistant director for Veterans Services for the State Department of Veterans Affairs, will be honored in a ceremony at the White House tomorrow.

March 2014

Jobless rates continued decline in January

Unemployment rates were lower in January than a year earlier in 367 of the 372 metropolitan areas of the U.S., the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

March 2014

State unemployment unchanged

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate didn't budge in February, staying unchanged from January's 6.4 percent, according to economists with the state's Employment Security Department.

March 2014

Jobs up in largest U.S. counties, including Pierce, Thurston

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment increased from September 2012 to September 2013 in 286 of the 334 largest U.S. counties, including a pair in the South Sound.

March 2014

From BE: Is building in Olympia easier now?

In today’s bi-weekly Business Examiner edition, editor Arnie Aurellano checks with contractors and their customers, plus officials at City Hall to learn whether “Building in Olympia is an easier option now” as some have suggested.

March 2014
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