Posts Tagged ‘Employment Security Department’

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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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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2018 Set Record-Low Unemployment Rate For Chelan-Douglas Counties

The unemployment rate in Chelan and Douglas Counties rose slightly last month to 6.1 percent, but the overall 2018 rate set a record low in the local economy. New numbers from the State Employment Security Department show the average annual unemployment rate last year was 4.9 percent. Regional Labor Economist Don Meseck told KOHO it’s…

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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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