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King County Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts Friday ruled against the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in its challenge to the city's new "JumpStart" payroll tax. The Seattle Times reports, …Read more
The U.S. economy added 559,000 jobs in May, below economists' expectations, but still a solid employment gain. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 559…Read more
National and state unemployment claims fall again; employers report hiring challenges. Vaccinations urged to boost recovery.June 3, 2021
Unemployment claims fell again last week, nationally and here in Washington. The U.S. Department of Labor reports, In the week ending May 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims…Read more
The state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its preliminary economic forecast yesterday. Overall, the forecast contains positive news about Washington's economic recovery. We expect real…Read more
Gov. Inslee has signed the state's $59 billion biennial budget. The Associated Press reports, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed a $59 billion, two-year state operating budget that he said w…Read more
In another sign of an improving economy, new regular weekly unemployment are falling. Nationally, the U.S. Department of Labor reports just 406,000 new claims last week. In the week ending May 22, the…Read more