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Record numbers of Americans dropping out of labor force
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Be Glad You’re Working – Record Numbers of Labor Force Dropouts in US History

For the first time in the history of the United States, the number of Americans not part of the available labor force has topped 90 million.

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Inslee taking middle ground on $15 hour minimum wage issue
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Gov. Inslee Walks Tightrope on $15 Minimum Wage Issue

He supports the fast-food workers strike, but not their outrageous demands.

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Inslee again shows preference towards green energy jobs
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Gov. Inslee Praises Creation of 20 Green Jobs, Continues Blocking Hundreds of Coal Jobs

Gov. Jay Inslee's support for renewable energy will be on display Aug. 22 as he dedicates the new headquarters of OutBack Power Corporation in Arlington, Washington as the company expands and plans to add 20 new jobs.

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More critics blasting Inslee's job creation performance
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Criticism of Gov. Inslee’s Job-Creation Performance Grows

In the few days since the Longview Daily News blasted Gov. Jay Inslee for his pledge to create more jobs,  numerous other media outlets are echoing similar concerns.

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Employment Laws You Should Know Before Taking a Job

All employees have basic rights. We can't be chained to our desks or held as indentured servants, for example. But do we actually know enough when it comes to the federal laws that govern our workplaces? You may have rights you didn’t know you had, particularly when it comes to getting hired.

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Much unfinished business in Olympia
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Study: Washington House Budget Proposal Could Kill 9,800 Jobs

If the House budget proposal is approved when the Legislature begins its extended session May 13,  there could be a laundry list of new taxes.

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Underground jobs make up a big part of U.S. economy
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Is the ‘Underground’ Economy Keeping U.S. Afloat? Some Experts Say Yes

According to financial experts at CNBC, a  healthy "off the books" economy is keeping the U.S. from economic disaster. Simply put, the underground economy is people doing lots of small, temporary jobs -- or even regular jobs that are paid with cash -- and not recorded in any ledgers

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88,000 New Jobs in March Is Weakest Growth in Nine Months

Job growth appeared to slow drastically during March, as employers added 88,000 new jobs, down from 268,000 in February. The unemployment rate went down a tick, from 7.7 percent to 7.6, but that was due to a reduction in the labor force.

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Washington, Oregon governors demand environmental review of coal terminals
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Is Gov. Inslee Using Environmental Impact Study to Kill Coal Jobs?

Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber have called for a "broad environmental review" of proposed coal terminals in Washington that could create thousands of jobs.

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Just how hard is it to be a business owner in Washington state?
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Just How Hard Is It to Be a Business Owner in Washington? See Shocking Examples

The Washington Policy Center (a non-profit, non-partisan think tank) recently did a study of the obstacles business owners face in the Evergreen State.

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