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Labor shortage still order of the day in Clark County

October 3, 2021, 6:05am Business

It’s been about a month since the federal government ended unemployment insurance benefits for more than 7,000 people in Clark County. And although there’s no official data to back it… Read story

Clark County home sales dip slightly in August as prices rise

September 15, 2021, 6:04am Business

August sees dip in sales from July, but 12.8% growth since last year Read story

A person dressed as Sasquatch greets those seeking employment at a job fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair drew more than 100 employers looking to meet with job seekers to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. At top, Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment.

Herrera Beutler’s job fair draws record number of employers

A person dressed as Sasquatch greets those seeking employment at a job fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair drew more than 100 employers looking to meet with job seekers to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. At top, Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment.

August 19, 2021, 7:55pm Business

Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s annual Clark County jobs fair returned Thursday, drawing what she and her staff described as a record turnout of employers and likely a record number of job seekers. Read story

Houses in Vancouver as seen in March 2015.

Clark County housing market slows, but only slightly

Houses in Vancouver as seen in March 2015.

August 14, 2021, 5:19pm Business

Clark County’s real estate market appeared to slow in July, but only slightly — and only in comparison with the breakneck pace of market activity so far this year. Read story

A help wanted sign is displayed at a gas station in Mount Prospect, Ill., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Unemployment claims in Clark County steadily declining

A help wanted sign is displayed at a gas station in Mount Prospect, Ill., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

August 14, 2021, 2:34pm Business

Unemployment insurance claims in Clark County are the fewest since the pandemic began, and they continue a steady decline. Read story

Unemployment claims in Clark County keep falling

July 31, 2021, 2:39pm Business

Continued unemployment claims in Clark County saw another drop, according to the latest weekly data released by the Employment Security Department. Read story

The construction industry saw gains in employment in June in Clark County.

Clark County sees seasonally adjusted net gain of 700 jobs in June

The construction industry saw gains in employment in June in Clark County.

July 22, 2021, 5:49pm Clark County Business

Clark County’s labor market maintained its recovery momentum in June with a seasonally adjusted net gain of 700 jobs, according to the latest report from regional economist Scott Bailey. The county added 1,400 jobs in June in unadjusted terms, for a total of 167,700 jobs. Read story

Construction workers talk on the downtown Block 10 site where apartment buildings are being built on Jan. 12. The building is among several apartment projects in downtown.

Apartment rents soaring in Clark County, outpacing wage growth

Construction workers talk on the downtown Block 10 site where apartment buildings are being built on Jan. 12. The building is among several apartment projects in downtown.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

Joel Moon never thought living in Vancouver would be this straining as he seeks an independent life, and now he’s considering leaving for good. Read story

New homes are under construction at Kennedy Farm in Ridgefield .

Sizzling weather barely cools June housing market in S.W. Washington

New homes are under construction at Kennedy Farm in Ridgefield .

July 15, 2021, 3:27pm Business

The Southwest Washington housing market stayed hot in June, with an influx of new listings balanced out by a surge in closed sales, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Read story

Construction is underway on an expansion of the Fourth Plain Business Park near Orchards. The overall market for industrial space has remained strong in Vancouver throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industrial strength growth in Vancouver market

Construction is underway on an expansion of the Fourth Plain Business Park near Orchards. The overall market for industrial space has remained strong in Vancouver throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 12, 2021, 6:05am Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted Vancouver’s real estate market, and often in one specific direction: residential activity has gone through the roof, while retail, hospitality and office activity have all had to contend with uncertainty as businesses struggle to adapt. Read story