Posts Tagged ‘Chelan-Douglas Counties’

Unemployment Rate Up Again Despite Job, Labor Force Growth

The unemployment rate continues to tick up in Chelan and Douglas Counties, but people are still entering the labor market. That’s according to the latest county data from the State Employment Security Department. For July, the local unemployment rate was four percent, up from 3.2 percent in July last year. The rate of job growth…

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Despite Job, Labor Force Growth, Local Unemployment Rate Up Again

A bit more good than bad economic news in the latest jobs report for Chelan and Douglas Counties. The local unemployment rate ticked up to 4.9 percent for May this year, compared to 4.6 percent in May 2018, with about 300 more people unemployed. Every month this year has seen a slight rise in the…

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What’s Your Carbon Footprint? NCW Eco-Challenge Starts May 6

The North Central Washington EcoChallenge is back this year and looking for participants in Chelan and Douglas Counties. This program seeks to inform locals about climate change and carbon footprints, while keeping things entertaining. It starts this Monday, May 6th and runs through the 19th. Joining Dan Langager in the KOHO studio is Jana Fischback, Executive Director…

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Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council Seeking Input on Social Service Needs

The Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council wants the entire community involved as it determines what social services are needed the most in the two-county region, said their Executive Director Alan Walker. The Community Action Council will hold a public forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Wenatchee Community Center, to get input…

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Local Economy: Unemployment Rate Ticks Up, Labor Force Continues To Grow

The latest jobs report for Chelan and Douglas Counties shows a slight rise in the unemployment rate, but more people are still joining the local labor force. According to new stats from the State Employment Security Department, the local economy added 400 jobs between February 2018 and 2019, and the labor force grew by nearly…

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