More than 90,000 jobs in Kitsap at mid-year

Tad Sooter – Minding Your Business – Kitsap Sun Kitsap employers provided more than 90,000 jobs on average during the first half of 2017, marking a new mid-year high. The county boasted about 91,700 jobs in June and averaged 90,300 jobs since January, according to estimates from the state Employment Security Department. Kitsap gained about 1,500 jobs from the first half of 2016 to the […] Read more »

Private sector growth helps Washington add 6,900 new jobs in October

OLYMPIA – While Washington’s public sector lost 2,900 jobs in October, the state’s private sector gained 9,800 jobs for a net gain of 6,900 new jobs, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Monthly Employment Report from the state’s Employment Security Department (ESD). While the state gained jobs, Washington’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent for the second month in a row, […] Read more »