Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

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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Another Record-Low Unemployment Rate For Chelan-Douglas Counties

The latest jobs report is in for Chelan and Douglas Counties from the State Employment Security Department. October sported a 3.8% unemployment rate, the lowest for an October in nearly 30 years. Construction jobs continued to grow, with retail, manufacturing and state government down. Regional Labor Economist for North Central Washington Don Meseck joins Dan…

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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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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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Chelan-Douglas Counties Sporting Lowest Unemployment in Three Decades

Don Meseck, NCW Labor Economist, joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about the July jobs report for the Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The unemployment rate was 3.5%, the lowest rate since the State Employment Security Department began keeping electronic records in 1990. Meseck said the local labor force continues to grow, with…

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