Archive of: Economy

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Small biz owners see bright future

With their belief that a new president will bring better times to the U.S. economy, small business owners reported dramatically higher optimism rates after the election of Donald Trump, according to a new survey.

December 2016

More jobs in Nov. bring lower jobless rate

The November unemployment rate in Washington hit the lowest point since June 2008 -- before the Great Recession started.

December 2016

More construction workers on-the-job

More new building projects in the South Sound and Seattle market mean a shrinking pool of unemployed construction workers, according to analysis released today by a trade group.

November 2016

Services sector growth strong

Politicians are focused on the loss of American manufacturing jobs, but tend not to see the continuing growth in revenues found among the nation's Services sectors. The Census Bureau has new data.

November 2016

Black Friday, #ShopSmall, Cyber Monday

'Let the shopping begin!' Actually, that might have been the exclamation yesterday afternoon and evening as major American retail chains put turkey drumsticks down to unlock their doors for bargain-hunting customers.

November 2016

A deeper look at October jobs data

Take another look at October employment statistics from the state; they show jobs still growing and unemployment is shrinking.

November 2016

Election results settling in for businesses

Morning after the election over-night upheaval, and the merchant's doors must still open, the professional still has clients or patients to serve. Oh, but the recovery might take some time.

November 2016

Washingtonians buying more

Confirming political positions defending the state's strong economy, a Quarterly Business Review released today shows retail sales in this year's second fiscal quarter were 8.6 percent above one year ago.

November 2016

Labor demand rebounded in October

Bouncing back from a negative trend in September, the number of online-advertised job openings was higher in October, according to data compiled nationally.

November 2016

A tale of two states

Roughly half of Washington residents are seeing a full recovery from the recession, while the rest are decidedly not.

October 2016
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