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Clark County job gains carry on

September 26, 2022, 5:22pm Business

Clark County’s unemployment rate is more than a point below where it was last August, according to an update from the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Job report: Clark County fares better than state, Seattle

September 20, 2022, 6:04am Business

Eight hundred jobs were added to Clark County’s local economy in July, according to seasonally adjusted statistics from Scott Bailey, regional economist for the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

State unemployment offices in Washington and Oregon have been instructed by the federal government to stop releasing daily claim totals before the U.S. Department of Labor can issue its regularly scheduled weekly report.

Clark County job market shows strong growth, outstrips gains in Seattle, Portland

State unemployment offices in Washington and Oregon have been instructed by the federal government to stop releasing daily claim totals before the U.S. Department of Labor can issue its regularly scheduled weekly report.

August 25, 2022, 5:39pm Business

Clark County has added 11,400 jobs since the onset of pandemic in February 2020 — a 6.7 percent increase that has outpaced employment rate increases in Portland and Seattle, as well as in Oregon and Washington — and the United States as a whole. Read story

Jason Zellman and Luci Haning are seeing a 150 percent monthly rate increase from the landlords of the house they rent.

Clark County’s rising rents lead to despair

Jason Zellman and Luci Haning are seeing a 150 percent monthly rate increase from the landlords of the house they rent.

July 21, 2022, 6:01am Business

Jason Zellman and Luci Haning have no idea where they’re going to live next. Read story

Callie Christensen, co-CEO of Slumberkins, talks about the challenges facing her business this year during the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Other panelists were Esther Liu of LSW Architects and Scott Bailey of the state Employment Security Department.

Keynote speaker at economic forecast event lauds Clark County’s recovery

Callie Christensen, co-CEO of Slumberkins, talks about the challenges facing her business this year during the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Other panelists were Esther Liu of LSW Architects and Scott Bailey of the state Employment Security Department.

June 2, 2022, 7:04pm Business

Gas prices are too high. Housing is in short supply. Consumer confidence is falling. Read story

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Clark County’s expected jobs fell short in April

(The Associated press files)

May 28, 2022, 5:05pm Business

April was not the best month for Clark County’s job market. Due to seasonal trends, 700 net new jobs were expected, but only 200 jobs were tallied. Read story

Ron Williams, construction supervisor for the Port of Vancouver, looks on as crews demolish a section of the former Red Lion Hotel at the Quay as the new AC Hotel by Marriott is under construction nearby, right, Tuesday morning.

Job numbers in Clark County hit record high

Ron Williams, construction supervisor for the Port of Vancouver, looks on as crews demolish a section of the former Red Lion Hotel at the Quay as the new AC Hotel by Marriott is under construction nearby, right, Tuesday morning.

April 20, 2022, 4:17pm Business

The local job market is growing beyond pre-COVID levels, according to new data released by the Washington Employment Security Department on Tuesday. Read story

Safety manager Chase Henline of 1-800-Got-Junk? fills up a work vehicle as a nearby sign reflects high fuel prices during a stop at a Shell station in Hazel Dell on Friday morning.

Clark County businesses that rely on driving feeling the pinch at the pump

Safety manager Chase Henline of 1-800-Got-Junk? fills up a work vehicle as a nearby sign reflects high fuel prices during a stop at a Shell station in Hazel Dell on Friday morning.

April 2, 2022, 6:03am Business

David Williams’ business, Aspen Limo Tours, revolves around driving. In the last four weeks, he’s watched as gas prices have skyrocketed. Read story

Schuyler Hoss, who retired recently after working in state government, enjoys a walk at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday morning.

Did the Great Resignation hide a Great Retirement in Clark County?

Schuyler Hoss, who retired recently after working in state government, enjoys a walk at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday morning.

March 20, 2022, 6:05am Business

Every week, Schuyler Hoss takes a walk around Vancouver, gazing upon the projects he helped bring to fruition during his 14 years working for the governor’s office. It’s one of his favorite retirement pastimes. The walk reveals memories of his work, as those days are now behind him. Read story

Bartender Mike Dunning serves lunch in the dining room at Main Event East in late 2021.

Clark County jobs data shows strength

Bartender Mike Dunning serves lunch in the dining room at Main Event East in late 2021.

March 9, 2022, 7:15pm Business

In the months of July, August and September, Clark County employed 1,400 more people than initial data showed, and the county also added another 800 jobs in January after seasonal adjustments. Read story