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Benton-Franklin unemployment rates remain about the same for March
Benton-Franklin unemployment rates remain about the same for March (Getty images)
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Benton, Franklin County March Unemployement Sees Little Change

New numbers released by Washington state show our region fairly stable when it comes to jobs, but not among the lowest in state.

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Catherine Yeulet
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Unemployment Rate Going Down in Washington!

Things are looking up for Washington state: unemployment rates are going down! In February, the rate was 6.3%. As of March, it went down to 5.9%!

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Washington State unemployment rate virtually unchanged
Washington State unemployment rate virtually unchanged (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Washington State Unemployment Rate Virtually Unchanged January Through February

At showing some stability, Washington state's unemployment rate showed virtually no change the first two months of the year.

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Unemployment Rate Drops — But It’s From People Leaving Workforce, Not New Jobs

The federal government is not presenting the honest story about job numbers, says Americans for Limited Government (ALG), one of the larger conservative political action groups in the country.

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Portland Mayor Wants to Eliminate Criminal Backround Checks on Job Applications [VIDEO]

Not only that, but Mayor Charlie Hales wants to put in place a $10K tax credit for companies that do hire former felons. (Video courtesy of Daylight Disinfections on YouTube)

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“Terror Behind the Screen” Job Fair Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.!

I get asked ALL THE TIME how people can apply to be a scare actor, makeup artist or other kind of employee at "Terror Behind the Screen." Well, we're holding a job fair Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

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Best Summer Jobs for Mid Columbia Youth

Kids, it's time to start looking for a job. If you wait until June all the good ones will be taken. May we make some recommendations?

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Jobs That Don’t Exist Anymore, Many Due to Technology

Here's a few careers that you just don't see anymore,  some of them I can remember from very early childhood.

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More Job Openings Expected This Spring in Tri-Cities!

The Washington Employment Security Department released a report last week saying three times as many jobs should be available this spring as in the prior year. Consistent with recent trends, most of those jobs should be in health care and services, but more science, technology and engineering jobs should open up at PNNL as well. This is based on surveys given to employers.

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Construction jobs growing steadily in Oregon
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Oregon Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 – Big Gains In Many Occupations

The last time Oregon's unemployment rate was this low was five years ago.

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