Jobless Rate Drops to Lowest Since 2009

Private sector job growth has moved the unemployment rate for Washington state to 8.7%, down from 9.1% in October.  Professional and business services added 4,200 jobs, Leisure and hospitality added 3,800 and construction added 2,000. This drop follows the U.S. trend of 8.6% Unemployment rate.

Some critics may argue that with the Holiday season that these numbers are skewed or misleading, in any event adding jobs is a good thing.  Lets say some of these are seasonal hires, many times those “seasonal hires” will turn into full time jobs.   

Information provided by the Associated Press.

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 11:59 am
John Bischoff | Category: Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

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