Archive of: Work Force

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Higher wages coming next week

Thanks to Washington voters, the lowest paid workers in the state will be earning a bit more in the new year.

December 2016

Continuing strength seen for ’17 homes

Real estate brokers in the South Sound and nearby communities are predicting a continuing strong market for home sellers and many eager buyers going into the new year.

December 2016

More jobs in Nov. bring lower jobless rate

The November unemployment rate in Washington hit the lowest point since June 2008 -- before the Great Recession started.

December 2016

Former military personnel in demand

A great resource to the region is quality potential employees as they complete their military service and leave their uniforms behind at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

December 2016

A deeper look at October jobs data

Take another look at October employment statistics from the state; they show jobs still growing and unemployment is shrinking.

November 2016

Labor demand rebounded in October

Bouncing back from a negative trend in September, the number of online-advertised job openings was higher in October, according to data compiled nationally.

November 2016
County unemployment rates drop

County unemployment rates drop

More jobs filled and slightly reduced workforce totals mean lower unemployment rates for Tacoma and Olympia markets in September. Lewis and Mason counties also saw their rates drop, despite losing jobs last month.

October 2016

TrueBlue has higher Q3 sales, earnings

An international staffing provider headquartered in Tacoma reported improved revenues and earnings today for the three months ended Sept. 30th.

October 2016

More available workers & jobs

Attracted by the strong regional economy, Washington's available workforce continues to add people looking for work. Fortunately, the growth in news jobs is keeping pace, measured from one year ago.

October 2016

Jobless rate falling, jobs growing

Additional new jobs created in government and the private sector helped to lower the Evergreen State's unemployment rate last month.

October 2016
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