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Construction jobs lost, few others added

Very weak report on new jobs from federal data raises fears of new recession. Construction jobs particularly weak in May, at least on the national scale.

June 2016

232,000 workers to benefit from new overtime rule

By the end of this year, hundreds of thousands more salaried workers statewide and millions more workers nationwide will qualify for overtime payment.

May 2016

Candidates 2016 in town, traffic snarls, too

For about two days, western Washington will have a chance to be part of the nation's Presidential Primary media circus. Bernie Sanders was in Seattle Sunday evening and Hillary Clinton arrives tomorrow. Chelsea Clinton will carry the banner in Tacoma.

March 2016

Report: 242,000 jobs added in February

The job market is growing, according to the latest U.S. employment report, with business owners hiring on 242,000 additional workers in the month of February.

March 2016

South Sound grads go forth to the world

Higher education institutions in Washington state continue to lead most others in the numbers of Peace Corps volunteers accepted by the government program to assist less developed countries.

February 2016

Retail seasonal hiring down, despite better business

While October saw a record number of new workers, November’s hiring dropped to a four-year low at the nation’s retailers, according to an employment data analysis.

December 2015

Mid-East to buy 3,180 airliners over 20 years

The Boeing Company today forecast that there will be more than three thousand new airliners sold to operators in the Middle East by 2036, and it is anticipating competing for the $730 billion in sales.

November 2015

Demand for hiring candidates strong

Employers continued strong trends toward finding new employees, according to data analysis released today by The Conference Board.

November 2015

Construction forecast strong into 2016

Building industry economists report agreement that their industry will continue growing activity into next year, despite some shortages in construction labor and fewer available building lots.

November 2015

Today’s Puget Sound-China activity

Visit to Puget Sound region by China's President Xi Jinping brings big orders to Boeing, talks on high-tech topics and traffic tie-ups.

September 2015
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