Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

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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Defying State Trend, Construction Leading Local Job Growth

The latest jobs report is out for Chelan-Douglas Counties, showing a 7.1% unemployment rate for the month of January. That’s the lowest for that month in nearly 30 years, representing 400 less unemployed people from Jan. 2017, and 275 more people in the local labor force. Construction jobs drove the most growth in the two-county…

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Financial Wanderings – Brad Blackburn

Brad Blackburn with Blackburn Financial in Cashmere joins Dan Langager in your Financial Wanderings to talk about how the stock market is fairing at the end of 2017 and start of 2018, near-record low unemployment rates locally, state-wide and nationally, remembering the Great Recession that started exactly 10 years ago, predicting what’s ahead in 2018 and more.

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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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Financial Wanderings – Brad Blackburn

Brad Blackburn with Blackburn Financial in Cashmere joins Dan Langager in your Financial Wanderings to talk about another small increase in federal interest rates and long-term implications, remembering the start of the Great Recession, low unemployment rates in Washington state and around the country, Bitcoins and more.

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