Archive of: Work Force

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Unemployed rates keep falling

Unemployed rates keep falling

New jobs are being created at a faster pace than the South Sound workforce is growing, leading to lower April jobless rates that in any month for almost a decade.

May 2017

How to classify military base jobs?

As part of planning process for the South Sound and region into the year 2040, policy analysts and elected officials are looking into how to count the vast military-related employment impacts.

May 2017

Pierce jobs report for March is stellar

Even before the traditional 'Spring' has sprung job-wise, greater Tacoma's employment picture continues to brighten. There are almost 9,000 more locals working this year, compared to the first quarter of 2016.

April 2017

New data to study for biz planning

New statistical data released by the federal government today contains detail down to the County level, if you are a numeric wizard or diligent follower of obtuse instructions.

April 2017

‘He definitely hires vets’

State employment agencies will be recognizing a Tacoma firm this week, whose workforce is 89 percent comprised of military veterans.

April 2017

Commercial building a bright spot

Construction remains one of the stronger industry sectors, according to the monthly national employment report that was issued this morning.

April 2017

UPS is tops in jobs for grads

Finding a job after college is a matter of great concern to most graduates – and their parents – and a new study of outcomes from most American universities lands one South Sound institution atop the list for Washington state.

April 2017

Next recession forecast for late 2018-19

As much of the U.S. economy is fully recovered (statistically) from the Great Recession – western Washington is leading the way – a regional forecaster sees the next much more minor slow-down coming late next year and into 2019.

April 2017

State Farm invests in youth, jobs

Pierce County's agency seeking to connect jobseekers and employment opportunities has been able to extend an online tool, thanks to a gift from State Farm.

March 2017

Unemployment rates down again

More people in Washington went to work in February than the month before, with a net increase of 6,100 jobs statewide. As a result, the jobless rate improved both in local counties and border to border.

March 2017
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