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Unemployment
4:08 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Washington Unemployment Rate Ticks Up Slightly Amidst Steady Hiring

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 3:51 pm

Washington and Oregon's latest unemployment numbers offer a paradox.

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Oregon Unemployment
5:52 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Despite steady job growth, the unemployment rate in Oregon has stayed at seven percent.
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Oregon’s unemployment rate held steady last month. That’s despite steady job growth in several industries.

Oregon added 9,900 new jobs in October. That’s the largest single month employment gain in almost 20 years.

State employment economist Nick Beleiciks says those jobs came from growth in several key industries.

“Manufacturing has added a lot of jobs during the recovery, professional business services, and healthcare and social assistance just keeps growing,” Beleiciks said.

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HP Split
6:41 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Split Felt In Northwest

HP headquarters in California.
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Employees at HP’s Northwest facilities are following the news of the company’s split into HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

HP has three offices in the Northwest, mostly focused on the company’s printing division. It will likely become part of HP Inc.

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Tesla Gigafactory
6:43 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Washington Secretly Competed For Tesla ‘Gigafactory’

A Tesla Model S.
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For the first time, we are learning that Washington competed to become the location for a massive battery factory for Tesla electric cars. State officials confirmed that Thursday even as reports are surfacing that Tesla has broken ground near Reno, Nevada. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

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Washington Jobs
4:01 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Washington Recoups Great Recession Job Losses, With Caveat

Andreas Klinke Johannsen Flickr

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 2:52 pm

It took four years, but Washington has now recovered more jobs than it lost during the Great Recession.

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Washington Jobs
4:16 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Tri-Cities Lands New National Energy Lab, Growing Cleanup Firm

A new 22,000-square-foot energy research lab will break ground in the spring. It’s part of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland.
Meier Architecture Engineering

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 4:12 pm

Southeast Washington is getting an economic boost after two announcements were made on Wednesday that are expected to lead to new jobs in the region.

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Oregon Unemployment
4:35 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Drops To Five-Year Low

December’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest mark in five years, according to the Oregon Employment Department.
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December’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.3 percent to 7 percent. That’s the lowest mark in five years, according to the Oregon Employment Department. 

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Clif Bar Moves to Idaho
6:29 am
Fri October 18, 2013

South Idaho Town Lands Deal For $160 Million Clif Bar Facility

Energy food maker Clif Bar plans to build a 160 million dollar baking facility in Twin Falls. The California based company says it will employ 250 people and begin production in late 2016.

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Oregon Economy Growth
4:05 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Oregon Economy Growing At Average Rate

Manufacturing activity is bolstering the U of O's index of economic indicators.
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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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Oil Megaloads
6:04 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Citizens Turned Out To Learn About Vancouver Oil Project

About a hundred people attended a community meeting Monday night hosted by the companies proposing to build a train-to-ship oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington.

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