Record low unemployment continues in Washington
OLYMPIA – Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate clocked in at 4.5 percent for the third consecutive month in July, according to the state Employment Security Department.
County unemployment numbers for June released today
OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for June 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.
Unemployment rate holds firm in June
OLYMPIA – Washington’s record-low unemployment rate held firm in June at 4.5 percent, despite preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing the state gained 2,500 jobs over the month.
Gov. Inslee, Maj. Gen. Stammer announce job resources for transitioning military service members and their families
OLYMPIA – Transitioning military service members and their families, civilian contractors and members of the National Guard now have more robust job search, training, and transition resources on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).
Washington Service Corps, Reading Corps need 792 service seekers now
OLYMPIA – The Washington Service Corps and the Washington Reading Corps need a total of 792 service seekers: people interested in making a difference.
Washington’s average wage nears $59,000 in 2016
Washington’s average annual wage grew by 4.8 percent in 2016 to $58,957, representing the largest percentage increase year over year since 2007.
County unemployment numbers for May released today
OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for May 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.
Nominate those who help employ people with disabilities
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment and the Washington State Business Leadership Network are now accepting award nominations for employers and individuals who make extra efforts to recruit, hire, advance and retain employees with disabilities.