Archive of: Economy

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Jobless rates head downward

More hiring in government jobs helped push the unemployment rate for September lower in most South Sound communities.

October 2017
South Sound proposal goes to Amazon

South Sound proposal goes to Amazon

Seattle-based Amazon invited hundreds of other communities in early September to make their case for a second corporate headquarters, promising a $5 billion construction budget and 50,000 new jobs.

October 2017

Fewer candidates for more jobs in Pierce

While there wasn't much change to the local jobs picture last month in metropolitan Tacoma, it is clear to see the improvement over the past several years.

September 2017

State forecast sees revenue increase

Less than three months into Washington state's new biennium, economic forecasters already see larger tax collections than expected, along with generous opportunity for later weakness.

September 2017

Consumer prices steady, earnings flat

Moderating price increases matched fairly flat gains in real personal earnings over the past two months, according to data reported today for the metro-Puget Sound consumer marketplace.

September 2017

More job seekers drive rate up a tick

More available workers in the labor pool are responsible for the one-tenth percent nudge upward in Washington state's unemployment rate for August.

September 2017

Back-to-school spending

Did you spend your fair share in back-to-school shopping? Nationally, it's been estimated the spending totaled $8.5 billion.

September 2017

Exports down, car sales up, per tax report

The monthly report of Washington state tax collections includes a snapshot of the overall economic activity. Most signs remain positive in the most recent release this week.

September 2017

Big jump in Pierce workforce

Almost 9,000 local residents gained jobs last month, according to this week's statistical release from federal employment data. That number also matched the increase in Pierce County workforce in July, suggesting there is a link.

August 2017

Unemployment numbers still good

July was another month in generally good unemployment reports, according to data released by federal and state statisticians.

August 2017
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