Bad News for Gregoire
Washington's economy is taking a hit at precisely the wrong moment for Gov. Christine Gregoire, who is up for reelection in November. From the Seattle ...
Washington's economy is taking a hit at precisely the wrong moment for Gov. Christine Gregoire, who is up for reelection in November. From the Seattle Times :
As economic thunderstorms lash Wall Street and soak most of the rest of the country, Seattle and Washington state have managed to stay fairly dry. But beware: The skies are darkening quickly.
Unemployment in Washington state took a big jump last month, more evidence that the local economy is sliding toward recession. And though inflation abated a bit, prices for food, fuel and shelter are still considerably higher than a year ago.
The statewide jobless rate hit 6 percent in August, after adjusting for seasonal variations, versus a revised 5.6 percent in July, the state Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. That was just below the national rate of 6.1 percent
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Kasich, Sanders Win Midnight Vote in New Hampshire7 seconds ago
Michael Bloomberg Considering 'All the Options' for 2016 Presidential Bid1 hour ago
Pennsylvania Governor Prepares New Budget While Still Struggling to Pass This Year's1 hour ago
Flint Emails Reveal Lack of Government Cooperation to Address Crisis1 hour ago
White House Asks Congress for $1.8 Billion to Combat Zika1 hour ago
A Gun Control That Has Bipartisan Support in Many States1 hour ago