economy

The unemployment rate in Washington dropped a notch in November.

Oregon's unemployment rate is at its lowest in more than five years according to numbers released by the Oregon Employment Department Tuesday.

Northwest mental health experts are cautiously optimistic about a new federal grant program. But they call it a modest attempt to improve mental health care in rural areas.

The improving employment picture in the Northwest isn't good news if you teach at a community college.

Oregon's revenue outlook is basically flat, but that doesn't mean the economy is stagnant.

Washington state hit a 'soft patch' in hiring and is looking at slow overall growth. That news comes from two new data points on the Washington economy out Wednesday.

Across the nation, home values plummeted after the U.S. housing bubble burst in 2008. But that was not the case in some of the less populous counties in the Northwest.

The Washington Legislature is plowing ahead with a package of tax breaks and incentives to convince the Boeing Company to build its next big jet in Washington.

 Put away those goblins and ghosts and bust out the elves. In stores, the winter holidays are already here.

Oregon Economy Growing At Average Rate

Oct 7, 2013
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Oregon's economy is growing at its historic average rate according to a new report out of the University of Oregon. 

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