Posts Tagged ‘Chelan-Douglas Counties’

Streak of Record-Low Unemployment Rates Continue in Chelan-Douglas Counties

A streak of record-low unemployment rates continues in the Chelan-Douglas County economy. July this year sported a 3.3 percent unemployment rate, down from 3.9 percent the month prior in June this year and down from 3.5 percent in July last year. That’s despite a loss of about a thousand people from the labor force. But…

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Local, State Rent Prices Leaving Wages Behind, Linked to Homeless Numbers

A new housing report finds Washingtonians would need to earn $27 per hour to afford rent on two-bedroom housing. The rapidly rising housing costs also have coincided with the growing issue of homelessness in the Wenatchee Valley and across state. Marcus Bellissimo reports.   Photo: Riverside 9, Weidner Apartment Homes, apartmentfinder.com

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