Audit: Washington State Paying Unemployment To People In JailMany people in county jails are receiving unemployment benefits they're ineligible for, according to a state audit released on Monday.
Washington Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.3 Percent In JulyWashington state's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in July, holding even with the national jobless rate, state officials said Wednesday.
Starbucks Spearheading Mission To Hire 100K Disadvantaged Young AdultsOver a dozen major U.S.-based companies, including Starbucks and Microsoft, have agreed on a three-year plan to help employ at least 100,000 unemployed and disadvantaged young people.
Washington State Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.9 PercentWashington's unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent in March — the first drop in several months.
Washington State Unemployment Holds Steady At 6.3 PercentWashington's unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent in February, the state Employment Security Department reported on Wednesday.
Washington Unemployment Rate 5.6 Percent Washington state's unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent last month
Seattle Unemployment Down To 4.7 PercentThe unemployment rate in the Seattle area has dipped below the five percent mark, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Washington State Gained Nearly 9,000 Jobs In JulyThe state added an estimated 8,800 jobs in July, but the month's unemployment rate of 6.9 percent was up a tenth of a percent from the prior two months.
Finance Jobs In Seattle Now In High DemandWith increasing demand for jobs in the business services sector, Seattle continues to be a promising place for job seekers.
State's Unemployment Rate Dips To 7.6 PercentWashington state's unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent last month. December was the second month in a row with a state jobless rate below 8 percent.
State's Unemployment Rate Drops Below 8 PercentWashington state's unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent last month, the first time it's been below 8 percent in nearly four years.
Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy TheoryThere is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama's birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.