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New jobs up 321k in November

Widespread hiring in business and professional services, retail, health care and manufacturing drove American payrolls up by 321,000 in November, one of the largest one-month gains in months.

December 2014

Report shows rising non-residential construction

Builders in the non-residential sector got busier in October, according to data released by the Census Bureau today, and an industry economist says the outlook for 2015 remains upbeat.

December 2014

CPI up 0.3% in Oct., +2.1% for year

The Consumer Price Index for western Washington was up 0.3 percent in October, while the national CPI rate was unchanged. For the 12-month period, prices are up 2.1 percent regionally.

November 2014

Services sector grew more in 2013

Federal government statistics continue to show that Americans are becoming Services-Producers, rather than Goods-Producers. And some sectors grew more than others in the 2013 data.

November 2014

Construction: costs ease, backlog grows

Construction backlogs for non-residential projects grew longer during third quarter to 9.42 months, according to data tracked by an industry group. At the same time, costs of materials for projects marked the fifth consecutive month without increasing.

November 2014

Tacoma hospitalist group expanding

Tacoma-based Sound Physicians is planning an 85 percent growth in terms of hospitals served after acquiring Cogent Healthcare from Tennessee. The combined group will serve some 185 hospitals across the country with physicians and other acute patient care professionals.

November 2014

‘Gulf War’ vets have more full-time jobs

On this Veterans Day, the Census Bureau released a report that shows veterans of America's two Gulf Wars are more likely than non-veterans to be employed full-time in year-round jobs. That holds true for both women and men vets.

November 2014

Builders hope for better … soon

Construction spending other than new homes construction slipped by 1 percent in September, reported the Census Bureau. Builders point to a strong economy in justifying hopes for better news soon.

November 2014

CPI bump impacts ‘real earnings’

Average hourly earnings down slightly, but working longer hours brings small bump in average weekly earnings.

October 2014

Rising food costs trump gasoline savings

Yes, gasoline is cheaper now than it was, but most food items cost more. As a result, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent in September.

October 2014
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