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State unemployment rate flat for sixth straight month

Despite adding 8,700 jobs from April to May, Washington’s unemployment rate remains at 5.8 percent, according to the state’s Employment Security Department.

June 2016

Wash. state exceeds national economy

By several measures, the Washington state economy is performing better than national reports through the spring months, according to an update today from state forecasters.

June 2016
Economic Showcase: Tacoma is open for business

Economic Showcase: Tacoma is open for business

At the City of Tacoma Economic Showcase, hosted at LeMay: America’s Car Museum, city officials, business leaders and developers had one unified message: Tacoma is open for business.

June 2016

Tacoma sixth in U.S. in 'real minimum wage'

A study by financial analysis website SmartAsset.com has found that the City of Destiny ranks sixth in the country for highest real minimum wage — that is, adjusted for cost of living.

May 2016

Personal economic security & community

Bringing community resources and action together on behalf of poor and working families is a goal of Tuesday's all-day program to be held in Lacey.

May 2016

Heritage: Earnings off, loans & dividends up

The economic forecast remains strong, in the view of Heritaage Financial CEO Bryan Vance. That optimism accompanied today's first-quarter earnings release that showed a slight decline in earnings, despite growth in loans activity.

April 2016

Sales, profits up for TrueBlue

Demand for temporary labor and related services by small to medium-sized companies remained stronger over the first three months of 2016, but larger employers are called "sluggish" in the TrueBlue quarterly earnings report.

April 2016

March unemployment rates drop

A slowly improving jobs market in the South Sound and the rest of Washington is reflected in March unemployment data released today.

April 2016

Despite steady job growth, state's jobless rate unchanged

Despite the addition of 9,000 new jobs between February and March, Washington’s unemployment rate remained flat at 5.8 percent.

April 2016

South Sound jobless rates unchanged

February unemployment data was released for counties statewide today, with the South Sound’s jobless rates remaining mostly unchanged.

March 2016
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