Archive of: Lewis County

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Small L&I rate hike seen for 2017

Employers might see a less-than-1% increase next year for workers' compensation insurance premiums, according the a release today from the state Department of Labor & Industries.

September 2016

Small-biz boosters bomb ballot measures

With the state's next general election due in less than two months, advocates for small businesses have complete their study leading to endorsements against four statewide initiatives, as well as legislative candidates in most districts.

September 2016

Lewis County likes learning

The opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree without leaving Centralia-Chehalis is proving very popular, so much so that college officials will be doubling the available seats.

September 2016

August jobs picture slightly improved

Without much actual change, the statewide unemployment rate did improve slightly in August. Washington remains almost one-percentage point higher than the national average, in part because the state's workforce keeps rising as folks move here in search of jobs.

September 2016

WA exchange plans up 13% in ’17

Individual health insurance plans sold through the state Exchange for 2017 will have premiums about 13 percent higher than in the current year.

September 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

Celebrating construction end in Centralia

Nearly a decade of freeway expansion work through Lewis County is now complete, to the delight of motorists headed south to Portland and beyond.

August 2016

South Sound jobless rates exceed state

While there are 100,000 more jobs in Washington state today over the same point of 2015, local unemployment rates remain higher than the statewide average, which itself exceeds the U.S. rate.

August 2016

State jobless rate steady, with new jobs

Little change is included in today's July unemployment report for Washington and its counties. But comparisons to one year ago continue to be very strong, with an estimated 100,000 additional jobs created since mid-summer 2015.

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
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