Solid gain in payroll employment, unemployment rate little changed
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 7,100 jobs in April and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for April was 4.8 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The April unemployment rate was slightly higher than the revised estimated March 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent.
Special assistance available for Sharp Electronics workers
OLYMPIA – Workers laid-off by Sharp Electronics in Camas, Wash., may qualify for free training for a new occupation, financial assistance and other benefits through the federal Trade Act.
Inslee names former Ambassador Suzi LeVine as new Employment Security Department Commissioner
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today named Suzan “Suzi” LeVine as commissioner of the Employment Security Department. LeVine replaces Dale Peinecke who announced his retirement in April.
Students with disabilities invited to apply for Youth Leadership Forum
OLYMPIA – High school students with disabilities can apply for the 18th annual Youth Leadership Forum in July to learn leadership, citizenship and personal skills.
County unemployment numbers for March released today
OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for March 2018 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.
Unemployment rate nudges upward, job growth continues
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 3,900 jobs in March and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate increased slightly from 4.7 to 4.8 percent in March, according to the Employment Security Department.
Employment Security Commissioner announces retirement
OLYMPIA – When Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Commissioner Dale Peinecke to lead the Employment Security Department, the agency faced a budget crisis due to deep federal budget cuts and both facilities and technology desperately needed upgrades.
County unemployment numbers for January released today
OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for January 2018 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.