Washington unemployment rate increases to 6.4 percent - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington unemployment rate increases to 6.4 percent

Posted: Updated:
  • Also on KHQ.comMore>>

  • Job Fair

    Job Fair

    Polish up your resume and get dressed for success! Learn about the 4th annual KHQ / WorkSource Job Fair. The event will be held in Spokane, WA on Wednesday, May 17th, 11am - 2pm Spokane Convention Center.

    >>

    Polish up your résumé and get dressed for success! Learn about the 4th annual KHQ / WorkSource Job Fair. The event will be held in Spokane, WA on Wednesday, May 17th 11am - 2pm Spokane Convention Center. Free admission for job seekers.

    >>
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The jobless rate in Washington rose slightly in January to 6.4 percent, but state labor officials say they were encouraged that estimates show employment increased by more than 100,000 jobs over the last 12 months.

The Employment Security Department said Tuesday that it estimates employment increased by 100,500 jobs from January 2014 to January 2015, on a not seasonally adjusted basis.

The January jobless figure compares to 6.3 percent in December. The January figure for the United States was 5.7 percent.

Of the 100,500 jobs added over the past year, 89,800 were in the private sectors and 10,700 in the public sector.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:41:55 GMT

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>
  • Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:06:01 GMT

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

    >>

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

    >>
  • Spokane police investigating fatal crash near 3rd and Liberty Park

    Spokane police investigating fatal crash near 3rd and Liberty Park

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:56:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • New recycling program from Hasbro turns your kids' old toys into flower pots and park benches

    New recycling program from Hasbro turns your kids' old toys into flower pots and park benches

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 14:49:16 GMT

    Hasbro is offering parents a new option for getting rid of their child's unwanted toys: Recycling.  The toy company is launching a new recycling program that encourages parents to send back any "well-loved" toy or game that they will be recycled and used to build play spaces, flower pots, and park benches. 

    >>

    Hasbro is offering parents a new option for getting rid of their child's unwanted toys: Recycling.  The toy company is launching a new recycling program that encourages parents to send back any "well-loved" toy or game that they will be recycled and used to build play spaces, flower pots, and park benches. 

    >>
  • Moses Lake Police arrest suspects accused of passing off fake $100 bills

    Moses Lake Police arrest suspects accused of passing off fake $100 bills

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:04:26 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Puyallup man and woman suspected of passing fake $100 bills across multiple states were arrested in Moses Lake Monday night.  Moses Lake Police posted photos of the two suspects on Monday after a man used two fake $100 bills at a Safeway, and a short time later a woman used a fake $100 bill at Rite Aide.

    >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Puyallup man and woman suspected of passing fake $100 bills across multiple states were arrested in Moses Lake Monday night.  Moses Lake Police posted photos of the two suspects on Monday after a man used two fake $100 bills at a Safeway, and a short time later a woman used a fake $100 bill at Rite Aide.

    >>
  • NICU Flight Education Day

    NICU Flight Education Day

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:56:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:23:20 GMT

    "This helps us take our basic skills and build on that foundation. It helps us continually work on those skills, run through scenarios. Perfect practice in these scenarios, so when that patient does arrive, we are better equipped and better trained to handle these at-risk premature infants."

    >>

    "This helps us take our basic skills and build on that foundation. It helps us continually work on those skills, run through scenarios. Perfect practice in these scenarios, so when that patient does arrive, we are better equipped and better trained to handle these at-risk premature infants."

    >>