October 2022 Monthly Employment Report
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy gained an estimated 5,400 jobs (seasonally adjusted) in October. Washington’s monthly unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.7% to 3.8% in October.
Port Orchard area residents invited to public discussion about living with disabilities
OLYMPIA – If you’re interested in improving the lives of Port Orchard residents who have disabilities, the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment (GCDE) wants to hear from you.
Paid Family & Medical Leave premiums to increase in 2023
Benefits for Washington’s Paid Family & Medical Leave program are an increasingly vital source of support for Washington workers. To keep pace with more people using the program, and as required by law, the premium rate will increase in 2023.
September 2022 Monthly Employment Report
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy gained an estimated 1,500 jobs (seasonally adjusted) in September. Job growth was highest in the following industries: Transportation, warehousing and utilities, information, professional and business services, financial activities and wholesale trade.
Join others working to improve the lives of people with disabilities
If you are interested in disability justice and want to influence state decision makers, apply to become a volunteer member of the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment (GCDE).
$5.6 million grant expands apprenticeship programs across Washington state
The Employment Security Department (ESD), in partnership with Career Connect Washington (CCW), was recently awarded an Apprenticeship Building America (ABA) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The $5.6 million grant will enable more workers to earn while they learn and find reliable pathways to the middle class.
August 2022 Monthly Employment Report
Washington’s economy gained an estimated 16,100 jobs (seasonally adjusted) in August. Job growth was highest in the following industries: government, education & health services, professional & business services and retail trade.
July 2022 Monthly Employment Report
Washington’s economy gained an estimated 6,600 jobs (seasonally adjusted) in July. Also in July, the preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate decreased slightly from 3.8 percent to 3.7 percent