Posts Tagged ‘local economy’

Streak Of Record-Low Unemployment Rate Continues In Chelan-Douglas Counties

The latest jobs report is out for Chelan-Douglas Counties, showing a 4.6% unemployment rate for the month of November. That’s 730 less unemployed people from Nov. 2016, and 2,000 more people in the local labor force. Construction jobs were up, as well as health services, retail and tourism. Manufacturing, government and private services were flat.…

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Sept. Adds Another Record-Low Unemployment Rate For Chelan-Douglas Counties

Chelan and Douglas Counties sported a record-low unemployment rate in September – 3.6 percent. That’s the lowest rate for a September since electronic analysis began nearly 30 years ago, and the third month to set a record this year. North Central Washington Labor Economist Don Meseck tells KOHO’s Dan Langager there are 720 less people…

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2017 Wash. Cherry, Apple Crops Higher Than Projected

This year’s cherry harvest was 23 million boxes, several million higher than expected. The apple crop is estimated at 131 million boxes, which would make it the third largest in state history. Jon DeVaney, President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about why both…

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August Sports Lowest Unemployment Rate for Chelan-Douglas in 30 Years

The unemployment rate for Chelan-Douglas Counties in August dropped from 5.4 to 4.1 percent, as the labor force expanded moderately while the number of unemployed contracted substantially. Construction jobs are up, along with warehousing, education and health care. Job losses occurred in leisure and hospitality and local government. Regional Labor Economist for NCW Don Meseck…

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WVC’s New 4-Year Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

We’re talking education all this week here on KOHO 101. In addition to local school districts kicking off the year, Wenatchee Valley College has unveiled their first four-year Bachelor degrees – nursing and engineering technology. We covered the latter yesterday with Dr. Sai Ramaswamy, an engineer brought on to develop the curriculum and work with…

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