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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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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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Energy Grant Program to fund dozens of projects
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Gov. Inslee Announces $18 Million in Energy-Saving Job Grants – But None in Tri-Cities

Gov. Jay Inslee's office announced over $18 million in job-creation grants Wednesday expected to save energy from a wide variety of projects across the state.

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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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