Posts in the "Economic News" Category
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August jobless rate little changed at 4.4% nationwide

Gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, services, health care, and mining. To see the full report, click here.Read more

July jobs up by over 200k, rate flat at 4.3%

The unemployment rate and number of unemployed remains unchanged, continuing the trend of last several months. See the full report here.Read more

June labor statistics: unemployment hovers at 4.4 percent

Nonfarm payroll increased by 222,000 in June, and labor force participation is at 62.8 percent with no clear trend over the last year. See the full report here.Read more

Takeaways from the Obama jobs recovery

We’ve learned a lot from the recovery, but some elements are still head-scratchers. Read the full Bloomberg article: more

Bank failure impacts Kitsap County but creates opportunities

The failure of Frontier Bank forced foreclosure and business closings in Kitsap County, but opportunities are available in the rebounding economy. You can read the full article from theRead more