Washington State Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 7.5 Percent - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Washington State Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 7.5 Percent

Posted: Updated:

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - New numbers show the state gained 4,000 jobs in February and that the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.5 percent.
    
Economists with the state Employment Security Department said Wednesday that overall, the state has added about 65,000 jobs over the past year, regaining about 70 percent of the more than 200,000 jobs lost during the recession.
    
An estimated 259,100 people in Washington were unemployed and looking for work in February, including nearly 140,000 who claimed unemployment benefits.
    
More than 3,300 unemployed workers ran out of unemployment benefits last month. A total of 132,165 people have exhausted their benefits since extended benefits were activated in July 2008.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Man badly bitten by shark off California beach

    Man badly bitten by shark off California beach

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:39 PM EST2017-11-25 03:39:42 GMT

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a spear fisherman was badly injured in a shark attack in California.    State fire Capt. Josh Silveira says the man and his father were several hundred yards offshore Friday at Pebble Beach when the son was bitten in the right thigh.

    More >>

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a spear fisherman was badly injured in a shark attack in California.    State fire Capt. Josh Silveira says the man and his father were several hundred yards offshore Friday at Pebble Beach when the son was bitten in the right thigh.

    More >>
  • Thanksgiving thieves target Spokane Valley veterans

    Thanksgiving thieves target Spokane Valley veterans

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:05 PM EST2017-11-25 03:05:44 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Thursday was a rough Thanksgiving for veterans at the VFW post in Spokane Valley after they had an unexpected guest. Whoever came in, ransacked the place and it was all caught on camera. The criminal busted through one of the doors, leaving behind visible damage. The suspect stole an ATM and bottles of booze. 

    More >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Thursday was a rough Thanksgiving for veterans at the VFW post in Spokane Valley after they had an unexpected guest. Whoever came in, ransacked the place and it was all caught on camera. The criminal busted through one of the doors, leaving behind visible damage. The suspect stole an ATM and bottles of booze. 

    More >>
  • Man charged with second degree murder in Newman Lake death investigation

    Man charged with second degree murder in Newman Lake death investigation

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:04 PM EST2017-11-25 03:04:32 GMT

    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - UPDATE: Detectives have charged 29-year-old Nicholas L. Holden with second degree murder Friday evening. After concluding interviews, detectives booked Holden into Spokane County Jail. They will continue to process evidence and conduct interviews as the investigation continues.

    More >>

    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - UPDATE: Detectives have charged 29-year-old Nicholas L. Holden with second degree murder Friday evening. After concluding interviews, detectives booked Holden into Spokane County Jail. They will continue to process evidence and conduct interviews as the investigation continues.

    More >>