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The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Clark County jobless claims fall, but more slowly

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

September 17, 2020, 6:04pm Business

Unemployment insurance claims in Clark County continued a downward trend last week, but the rate of decline is slowing. Read story

Beaches restaurant has had revenue cut in half as customers wouldn't sit outside with the recent wildfire smoke. The issue of unavailable outdoor seating will likely plague restaurants once the weather starts getting cold, windy and rainy.

Plight thickens for Clark County restaurants

Beaches restaurant has had revenue cut in half as customers wouldn't sit outside with the recent wildfire smoke. The issue of unavailable outdoor seating will likely plague restaurants once the weather starts getting cold, windy and rainy.

September 17, 2020, 6:04am Business

This past week, smoke lingering in Clark County has given restaurants a bitter taste of the lost business they’re expecting when outdoor seating disappears in the colder months to come. Read story

ZoomInfo co-founder and CEO Henry Schuck earned a spot on Fortune Magazine's "40 under 40" list this month. The Vancouver-based company has adapted its product and culture to the pandemic in many ways while growing at a fast pace.

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo stays fast on its feet amid virus

ZoomInfo co-founder and CEO Henry Schuck earned a spot on Fortune Magazine's "40 under 40" list this month. The Vancouver-based company has adapted its product and culture to the pandemic in many ways while growing at a fast pace.

September 16, 2020, 6:02am Business

Like nearly all 1,432 employees at Vancouver-based ZoomInfo, co-founder and CEO Henry Schuck on Thursday sat behind his home-office desk, where he’s been conducting a changing business, now worth billions of dollars since the company’s first public stock offering in June. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Clark County sees new jobless claims tick up

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

September 10, 2020, 7:25pm Business

The local job market is getting better at a slower pace. Read story

An employee from Long Painting Co. from Portland removed metal protectant and applied a light coat of grease to the a lift span counterweight sheave that was being installed atop the Interstate 5 Bridge in 1997.

Looking back at 1997 Interstate 5 Bridge repair as upcoming project looms

An employee from Long Painting Co. from Portland removed metal protectant and applied a light coat of grease to the a lift span counterweight sheave that was being installed atop the Interstate 5 Bridge in 1997.

September 8, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Boats transported parcels from one side of the river to the other. A fatal crash snarled traffic for hours. A contractor’s speedy repair job finished the project in a third of the expected time. Read story

The Washington Employment Security Department has a page on its website dedicated to those who have lost hours or wages due to COVID-19.

Clark County claims for jobless benefits rise, fall based on type

The Washington Employment Security Department has a page on its website dedicated to those who have lost hours or wages due to COVID-19.

September 3, 2020, 6:26pm Business

Clark County saw a drop in the number of people filing unemployment claims last week, continuing a trend of gradual economic recovery, Read story

Phillip Thorgrimsen of Vancouver relaxes in the shade in the outdoor seating area at Billy Blues Bar & Grill. The restaurant's outdoor seating, like most in Vancouver, heavily contributes to keeping it alive. But once foul weather rolls in, it will go away, along with seating opportunities.

Clouds gather over restaurants in Clark County as summer winds down

Phillip Thorgrimsen of Vancouver relaxes in the shade in the outdoor seating area at Billy Blues Bar & Grill. The restaurant's outdoor seating, like most in Vancouver, heavily contributes to keeping it alive. But once foul weather rolls in, it will go away, along with seating opportunities.

September 3, 2020, 6:00am Business

Business owners want Inslee to ease restrictions as coming wet weather threatens outdoor dining, payroll loans run out Read story

Above, a woman carries a box of produce outside Joe's Place Farms, which sells more than 25 different fruits and vegetables.

Joe’s Place Farms to end long run in Vancouver in early 2021

Above, a woman carries a box of produce outside Joe's Place Farms, which sells more than 25 different fruits and vegetables.

August 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

Joe Beaudoin remembers planting his first crop of strawberries on a raw patch of Vancouver farmland during World War II back when he was 4 years old. Read story

Scott Bailey, Southwest Washington regional economist, speaks during the 2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast. Bailey's closing presentation focused on issues of unemployment, job growth and income inequality.

Clark County unemployment claims drop

Scott Bailey, Southwest Washington regional economist, speaks during the 2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast. Bailey's closing presentation focused on issues of unemployment, job growth and income inequality.

August 27, 2020, 5:55pm Business

Initial unemployment insurance claims in Clark County fell 25 percent from 1,086 to 818 last week, continuing a recovery of the local job market. Read story

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

Clark County reports gaining 800 jobs in July

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

August 25, 2020, 5:46pm Business

The Clark County labor market in July gained about 800 jobs, putting “a small dent in the daunting over-the-year deficit of 15,600 jobs,” said Scott Bailey, regional economist for Southwest Washington. Read story