Monthly Employment Report for March 2022
Washington’s economy added 8,800 jobs in March. Also in March, the preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.2%.
Colville area residents invited to public discussion about living with disabilities
If you’re interested in improving the lives of Colville residents who have disabilities, the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment (GCDE) needs to hear from you.
Paid Leave advisory committee change of date
The Paid Family and Medical Leave advisory committee will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 10 a.m.-noon. The meeting is open to the public by remote participation only. More information and participation details are available in the agenda.
Monthly Employment Report for February 2022
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 31,700 jobs in February. In February, the preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.3%.
Bill to provide unemployment tax relief to most Washington employers
During the 2022 legislative session, legislators passed a bill that provides tax relief to employers in Washington. Senate Bill 5873 (SB 5873), sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), reduces social tax rates for employers in 2022 and 2023. It also reduces the 2023 social tax rates for employers who report 10 or fewer employees for fourth quarter 2021.
Legislature confirms Commissioner Feek’s appointment to lead Employment Security Department
On Mar. 10, the Washington State Senate voted to confirm Cami Feek’s appointment as Commissioner of Employment Security Department (ESD). Gov. Jay Inslee named Feek commissioner of ESD in June 2021, when she was serving as acting commissioner for a second time. Feek first served as acting commissioner in 2018 and has provided leadership to ESD as deputy commissioner and chief operating officer over the past three years.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance application deadline extended
The application filing deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance has been extended to April 8, 2022, for qualifying workers affected by the November flooding and mudslides. The deadline was originally set for March 9, 2022, but the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) approved an extension.
January 2022 Monthly Employment Report
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 5,700 jobs in January. Between December and January, the preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.4%.