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Clark County unemployment claims jump 38%

April 2, 2020, 8:42pm Business

The job loss caused by COVID-19 hit new highs as the number of unemployment insurance claims filed in Clark County was about 38 percent higher last week compared with the week prior. Read story

February job numbers hold steady in Clark County

March 31, 2020, 5:38pm Business

It’s no surprise that employment in Clark County held steady in February. The data, released Tuesday, likely will be the starting point for measuring substantial employment drops in the coming months. Read story

Downtown Vancouver’s Elements stays open as eateries shift during stay-at-home order

March 27, 2020, 6:01am Business

Steve Early and Mary Shepard picked up their lunch, a boxed and bagged salmon BLT, from Elements Restaurants on Thursday. Read story

Surge in Clark County, state jobless claims not to be last

March 26, 2020, 7:18pm Business

The number of unemployment claims in Clark County last week spiked by 1,575 percent compared with the week before, signaling the first set of employment impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Woodland business still cranks out toilet paper amid outbreak

March 25, 2020, 6:00am Business

Before the schools and restaurants closed, Lydia Work saw signs that her business would skyrocket during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Delivery, takeout options replace sit-down meals in Clark County

March 17, 2020, 6:05am Business

On Sunday night, Uptown Barrel Room owner Dwayne Christiansen heard Gov. Jay Inslee had ordered restaurants to close their dine-in options because of COVID-19. So he and his team began to rig a walk-up window. Read story

Housing is on the rise in downtown Vancouver

March 15, 2020, 5:55am Business

In the 28 years that Chad Eiken has worked for the city of Vancouver, there have never been so many apartments or condos planned for downtown than there are now. Read story

Electric car measure charges forward in state Senate

March 13, 2020, 5:33pm Business

A bill designed to increase electric car sales in Washington narrowly passed the state Senate on Monday. Read story

Clark County’s job numbers remain solid in January

March 11, 2020, 3:37pm Business

Monthly employment numbers for January showed more solid job growth in Clark County. But with a potential recession from COVID-19 and falling oil prices, it could be some of the last positive numbers reported from the Washington State Employment Department for some time. Read story

Tech firm sues city of Vancouver over office

March 11, 2020, 6:05am Business

A Vancouver-based tech company is suing the city for $1.2 million, alleging that it was pushed out of its office space due to the planned Tower Mall redevelopment on Mill Plain Boulevard. Read story