Jobs Recovery http://kuow.org en Unemployed In Washington State? The Government Shutdown May Affect You http://kuow.org/post/unemployed-washington-state-government-shutdown-may-affect-you <p>People who receive unemployment benefits in the state of Washington might be affected by the federal government&rsquo;s shutdown.</p><p>The state&rsquo;s Employment Security Department processes unemployment claims, and its staff is largely paid by federal dollars.</p><p>On Tuesday, the department mailed temporary layoff notices to roughly 1,700 staff members.</p><p>According to Communications Director Sheryl Hutchison, the agency has enough money to keep running through the week, but it&rsquo;s not clear what will happen if the shutdown continues past Friday.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:11:03 +0000 Deborah Wang 21343 at http://kuow.org Unemployed In Washington State? The Government Shutdown May Affect You Washington's Job Recovery In Numbers http://kuow.org/post/washingtons-job-recovery-numbers <p>This week, KUOW has been taking a deeper look at the jobs recovery in Washington state in our series, <a href="http://kuow.org/topic/big-reset"><em>The Big Reset</em></a>. In this segment, we're talking numbers: unemployment, wages, industry trends. And the good news is, Washington is doing all right.</p><p>The unemployment rate here has mirrored the national average at around 7 percent. Ross Reynolds talks with regional labor economist, Anneliese Vance-Sherman about Washington's recovery and industry trends. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:53:59 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 20711 at http://kuow.org Washington's Job Recovery In Numbers Thousands Show Up At Kent Jobs Fair http://kuow.org/post/thousands-show-kent-jobs-fair <p></p><p>Despite the drop in Washington’s unemployment rate, many people are still looking for work. More than 3,000 people attended a jobs fair at the ShoWare Center in Kent on Tuesday. Companies had a big presence too. Law enforcement recruiters showed up in force, as did insurance companies and healthcare providers. But the big player was Boeing. &nbsp;<br> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:24:51 +0000 Jim Gates 16452 at http://kuow.org Thousands Show Up At Kent Jobs Fair