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4/25/2017

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for March 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.

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4/19/2017

OLYMPIA – Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 to 4.7 percent in March – the lowest rate since August 2007, according to the state Employment Security Department.

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3/28/2017

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for February 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.

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3/22/2017

OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 6,100 jobs in February and the state unemployment rate fell from 5.1 to 4.9 percent – the lowest report since March 2008, according to the state Employment Security Department.

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3/14/2017

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for January 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.

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3/13/2017

OLYMPIA – Cynthia Forland, director of the Washington Employment Security Department’s Labor Market and Performance Analysis (LMPA) Division, has been named the new chairperson for the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC).

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3/8/2017

OLYMPIA – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held firm in January at 5.1 percent, despite preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that indicate the state lost an estimated 7,200 jobs over the month.

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3/2/2017

OLYMPIA –A pair of identity thieves who methodically stole people’s identities and used victims’ personal information to steal more than $350,000 were sentenced Feb. 21 in U.S. District Court in Seattle, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.

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