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Rising Unemployment Trend Continues In Chelan-Douglas Counties

The unemployment rate in Chelan and Douglas Counties ticked up again in October, according to the latest job statistics from the State Employment Security Department. The local rate is 3.9 percent, up from 3.3 percent in October last year. The local labor force continues to grow, with about one thousand more people looking for work,…

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‘Huge Opportunities’ In Chelan-Douglas Counties, Says Outgoing Port Director

The Port of Douglas County’s Executive Director Lisa Parks announced her resignation at a Port meeting earlier this month, effective today, Oct. 30. With the Ports of Douglas and Chelan Counties in the process of consolidating, having only one port director was identified as a cost-saving measure. Parks said due to that, she essentially offered…

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Unemployment, Labor Force Growth Trends Continue In Chelan-Douglas Counties

Both the local unemployment rate and number of people looking for work continues to tick up in Chelan and Douglas Counties. That’s according to monthly data from the State’s Employment Secutirty Department. The unemployment rate in August was up a full percentage point from August 2018 – from four percent to five percent. Every month…

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In Time For Winter, Homeless Warming Shelter Coming to Wenatchee

Being homeless can be extremely difficult in its own right. Add to that freezing temperatures, and just staying warm can be a full-time endeavor. City and county officials in the Wenatchee Valley have plans for a “low barrier” shelter that’ll double as a warming shelter during the winter months.

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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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