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Commercial, industrial building strong

Non-residential construction remains strong in today's report from the Census Bureau, showing its second-strongest pace since 2002. Manufacturing-related projects are leading the growth trend.

July 2015

South Sound jobs still growing

More persons joined the regional labor force in May, according to new data out today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a slightly larger percentage of them did find work.

July 2015

New federal over-time pay rules proposed

New federal wage rules proposed today would expand over-time pay to all workers earning less than $47,892 per year. We have links to the documents outlining the proposed increase in this article.

June 2015

Manufacturing earnings off in Q1 2015

Personal income earnings from manufacturing of durable goods in Washington state fell almost 3 percent to start 2015, according to new data today.

June 2015

U.S. trade balance improved in April

Fewer American consumers bought cell phones and textile goods in April, while customers in other countries continued to receive new airliners and other manufactured goods. The result was a drop in the International Trade Deficit over March.

June 2015

New president/COO hired at TrueBlue

TrueBlue, a nationwide staffing provider headquartered in Tacoma, named Patrick Beharelle to be president and COO today.

May 2015

Small biz optimism slides

Modest decline in optimism among small business owners is the summary of the latest Gallup survey for Wells Fargo. A slight decline in revenues matched up with slightly tougher standards for credit applications.

May 2015

Construction down, but don’t despair

Although construction data shows a third consecutive month of decline in March 2015, an industry economist remains optimistic that the whole year numbers for the American economy will improve.

May 2015

Bright future for new college grads

College graduates this spring will be facing the best entry-level job market since the Great Recession began as employers in traditional sectors seek to build employee ranks, in part to be ready when more Baby Boomers submit their retirement requests.

April 2015

Mount Rainier Park needs $300M catch-up

National Park Service's budget request to Congress includes $298.3 million to catch up on deferred maintenance items at Mount Rainier National Park. This would be in addition to the normal operating budget.

March 2015
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