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October unemployment rate matches record low

Washington’s unemployment rate fell from 4.6 to 4.5 percent in October, equaling the state’s all-time low for unemployment set earlier this year.

November 2017

Lennar acquisition adds to builder's South Sound portfolio

Lennar Corporation recently acquired smaller competitor CalAtlantic Group, giving the national home builder more of a foothold in the lucrative metro Seattle market with three communities in the South Sound.

November 2017

SPSCC trustee reappointed

A delayed announcement today from South Puget Sound Community College acknowledged that a former chair of its board of trustees has been named to a second term on the advisory body for the school.

November 2017

Tacoma, Seattle: 3rd highest sales tax in U.S.

It might not be a positive descriptor for economic development efforts, but only two other cities in the nation have higher sales tax rates than do Tacoma and Seattle.

November 2017

Producer Prices up, Construction costs flat

Building projects enjoyed at least a one-month reprieve in pricing pressures last month, even as the nation overall saw an increase of almost one-half percent in October.

November 2017

‘Corporate Champion’ on gender: TrueBlue

From Tacoma, Washington, to downtown New York City, local company TrueBlue was recognized today for its active inclusion of women in corporate governance.

November 2017

Tacoma (again) a Top-10 Digital City

More closely connecting its residents to city government has again earned Tacoma with national recognition as a Top 10 Digital City.

November 2017

Local company gets jump on holiday charity

A Puyallup area pest control company is offering to match dollar donations to specific local charities this month and next, as well as serve as a collecting spot for donated food items.

November 2017

Wind outages reported, more expected

A vigorous wind storm is blowing through the South Sound at this time, with power outages already reported and more expected into this evening.

November 2017

State will recognize Pierce Co. for vets

State workforce officials are recognizing Hire-A-Vet efforts by Pierce County government at a special ceremony on Tuesday.

November 2017
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