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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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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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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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Wenatchee Valley Chamber Adds Communications Specialist To ‘Spread The Word’

The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-based organization whose mission is to champion our community’s quality of life and economic vitality through collaborative leadership and sound business advocacy. As business needs have grown in the Wenatchee Valley, so has the chamber’s staff. They’ve added a new position – Communications Specialist – and…

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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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