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Vancouver Business Journal
Minimum wage to increase (at least) 6 cents next year in Washingtonwage is expected to affect nearly 51,000 workers, based on full-time equivalent
Minimum wage to increase (at least) 6 cents next year in Washington
Vancouver Business Journal / Posted 23 hours ago
wage is expected to affect nearly 51,000 workers, based on full-time equivalent jobs, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. The change does not take into account Initiative 1433, a measure on November’s election... Read more
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South Sound Business Examiner
County unemployment numbers for August releasedWashington’s Employment Security Department has released its monthly county emp
County unemployment numbers for August released
South Sound Business Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
Washington’s Employment Security Department has released its monthly county employment report for August, and the picture remains very much the same as it has for months. Thurston County remains one of the healthiest in the state in terms of the... Read more
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The Columbian
Clark County added jobs, lowered unemployment rate in AugustUnemployment was down in August, as Clark County’s job growth steadily continue
Clark County added jobs, lowered unemployment rate in August
The Columbian / Posted 8 days ago
Unemployment was down in August, as Clark County’s job growth steadily continued, according to the state Employment Security Department’s monthly report. The county added 300 jobs, seasonally adjusted, last month, and unemployment was down to 6.5... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois unemployment dropped to 5.5% in August as labor force shrankdeal of fluctuation over the past year; seeing how the numbers develop over the
Illinois unemployment dropped to 5.5% in August as labor force shrank
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
deal of fluctuation over the past year; seeing how the numbers develop over the long term should make the trend clear," Employment Security Department Director Jeff Mays said in a news release. In the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights... Read more
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The Columbian
Clark County income climbs 4.1%went up is no surprise, but it’s still very nice to hear,” said regional econom
Clark County income climbs 4.1%
The Columbian / Posted 14 days ago
went up is no surprise, but it’s still very nice to hear,” said regional economist Scott Bailey, who works for the state Employment Security Department. Some of the growth could be attributed to Clark County attracting higher-wage jobs or people... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Washington unemployment rate dips slightly in Auguststate's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.7 percent last month. The lates
Washington unemployment rate dips slightly in August
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 14 days ago
state's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.7 percent last month. The latest numbers released Wednesday by the state's Employment Security Department show that the August rate broke an eight-month holding pattern of a 5.8 percent rate. The... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Washington unemployment rates drops to 5.7 percentstate's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.7 percent last month. The lates
Washington unemployment rates drops to 5.7 percent
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 14 days ago
state's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.7 percent last month. The latest numbers released Wednesday by the state's Employment Security Department show that the August rate broke an eight-month holding pattern of a 5.8 percent rate. The... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle jobless rate dips to lowest in eight yearsup from 5.6 percent in August 2015, according to preliminary, seasonally adjust
Seattle jobless rate dips to lowest in eight years
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 days ago
up from 5.6 percent in August 2015, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted figures released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. That statewide figure remains stubbornly almost a point above the national unemployment... Read more
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The Columbian
Probst, Wilson tangle in 17th District Senate raceopposed to tax increases. Probst is the director of workforce development stra
Probst, Wilson tangle in 17th District Senate race
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
opposed to tax increases. Probst is the director of workforce development strategic initiatives for the Washington State Employment Security Department. He said one of his proudest achievements while serving in the state Legislature was the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Bucking national trend, state sees increase in Mexican immigrantsuse the program must demonstrate that they could not find a U.S. worker willing
Bucking national trend, state sees increase in Mexican immigrants
The Seattle Times / Posted 19 days ago
use the program must demonstrate that they could not find a U.S. worker willing or able to do the job. Data from the state Employment Security Department show more than 12,000 guest workers in Washington with H-2A visas 2015 — nearly double the... Read more
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The Columbian
State’s farm worker survey gets redesignthat the federal contracts for H2-A guest workers can be set in line with those
State’s farm worker survey gets redesign
The Columbian / Posted 23 days ago
that the federal contracts for H2-A guest workers can be set in line with those rates, was launched this week by the state Employment Security Department. The 2015 results were called into questions after Wafla, a grower organization, advised... Read more

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