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State tax revenues still growing

Washington state's general tax collections continue to exceed the official forecasts, which official economists credit to better than expected jobs reports and an economy that remains better than the national report in recovery mode.

September 2016

County unemployment numbers for August released

Washington’s Employment Security Department has released its monthly county employment report for August, and the picture remains very much the same as it has for months.

September 2016

Start of school means limits on teen work hours

With the onset of the school year upon us, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is reminding employers to be aware of changes to work hours and requirements of teen employees.

August 2016

Q2 Housing market update

The median price of single-family homes sold in Washington climbed between April and June this year set a new record high, eclipsing the prior price set in early 2007.

August 2016

Insurance firms fined big

Citing problems in dealing with consumer complaints, two large insurance carriers that operate in Washington were fined $750,000 in an action announced today.

August 2016

State GDP growth leads the nation

Strength in local real estate activity, construction and retail trade lead Washington to be tied for the fastest growth rate in real GDP of any state in the nation for first quarter 2016.

August 2016

Hospitals group promotes from within

Washington statewide trade group representing hospitals has chosen from within its own executive ranks to name its new leader effective 2017.

August 2016

WCIT applauds longshore union's decision to meet with PMA

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s Thursday decision to discuss a contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association is already drawing praise from industry stakeholders.

August 2016

 Freeway traffic stuck on I-90

When the state's major east-west traffic corridor is closed by an accident, the impacts pile up for business traffic and travelers.

August 2016

State GDP growth leads nation

New statistics on economic performance shows that Washington state is leading the nation in terms of first quarter 2016 growth in Gross Domestic Product.

August 2016
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