Archive of: Economy

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Building products prices firm at year's end

The costs of construction measured by prices of input products ended 2016 up slightly more than 2 percent, largely due to rising costs for anything petroleum based.

January 2017

Pierce economy still pointed up

Two economists presented positive pictures for the new year both locally and nationally at a Tacoma forecast breakfast today.

January 2017

Jobless rates mostly down in November

Thurston County bucked the larger trend toward lower unemployment in November 2016 than the same month one year earlier.

December 2016

US, Global inhabitants growing

Thanks to more births than deaths over a given time period, the American population is growing by less than 1 percent a year. Add in a net international migration to the U.S., however, and it means an ever-growing number of Americans.

December 2016

Personal income trend in Q3

Measuring yearly gains in Personal Income for Washingtonians brings encouraging results, according to federal statistics released today.

December 2016

WA biz climate report card slips

Washington's business climate isn't a lot worse now than it was a year ago, but other states are doing more to improve their situation, so the leading state in the region is slipping in comparison to the other 49 in the nation.

December 2016

Median Household Income data by county

While enjoying a robust jobs market, portions of the South Sound are still falling behind in household income estimates, according to data from the government.

December 2016

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
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