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Unemployment still 5.8%, but more jobs added

Employers in Washington created more than 10,000 new jobs between January and February of this year, with the strongest gains in construction.

March 2016

State sees continued job growth in January

New numbers from the state’s Employment Security Department show that Washington added 12,800 new nonfarm jobs, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, from December 2015 to January 2016.

March 2016

Audit: Western State Hospital overpaid employee $71,753

In another episode of Western State Hospital’s beleaguered saga, an audit released yesterday reveals the system overpaid an employee by $71,753.

March 2016

State begins review of Group Health acquisition

Kaiser Permanente’s formal application to acquire Group Health Cooperative has now arrived at Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s desk.

March 2016

Amputated workers to receive better care through L&I, Harborview

Workers who get amputated on the job — be that arms, legs, hands or feet — will now be able to receive care at Harborview Medical Center.

February 2016

Retail sales Q3: South Sound growing fast

The state’s taxable retail sales keep on going up, according to third quarter numbers from the Department of Revenue.

February 2016

Wells Fargo cuts 59 mortgage jobs in Washington

In another sign of a recovering economy, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage announced that it is eliminating 59 positions in mortgage lending in Washington.

February 2016

Ecology hosting workshops on oil transportation

The Washington Department of Ecology is hosting public workshops on preliminary draft rule language addressing oil transportation.

January 2016

Report: Washington adds jobs monthly, annually

According to the latest numbers from the Employment Security Department, Washington added 68,000 new jobs from Dec. 2014 to Dec. 2015 on a non-seasonally adjusted basis.

January 2016

Mandatory set-asides ‘concern’ contractors

Companies equipped to fulfill the heaviest construction needs for Washington state are questioning proposed set-aside goals for small business, minority and women-owned, and veteran-owned subcontractors.

January 2016
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