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Analysts forecast that 210,000 jobs were gained in December, leaving the U.S. unemployment rate unchanged. (Nam Y.

Mild recession with minimal job loss in forecast for Northwest

Analysts forecast that 210,000 jobs were gained in December, leaving the U.S. unemployment rate unchanged. (Nam Y.

January 9, 2023, 6:18pm Business

As the new year rolled in, official forecasts predict the Pacific Northwest may be in for a mild recession with minimal job loss in 2023, according to the latest Southwest Washington Labor Market Report. Read story

Construction begins Wednesday morning on a new playground at Esther Short Park. The former playground was destroyed by an arsonist in early 2022. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to the popular playground, which has remained closed since the blaze.

Clark County adds 1,100 jobs in November

Construction begins Wednesday morning on a new playground at Esther Short Park. The former playground was destroyed by an arsonist in early 2022. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to the popular playground, which has remained closed since the blaze.

December 26, 2022, 5:15pm Business

Southwest Washington continued adding jobs last month, a trend that has generally persisted in the region since the early days of the pandemic. Read story

The construction sector added 100 jobs last month in Clark County, which is better than usual for October.

Clark County continues strong jobs growth in October

The construction sector added 100 jobs last month in Clark County, which is better than usual for October.

November 26, 2022, 6:03am Business

Another 1,300 jobs were created in Clark County in October, according to the most recent estimates from the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Thompson Metal Fab employees George Mason, left, and Mike Marsh look over shop drawings in 2016 at the company&#039;s Vancouver shop.

Clark County adds 400 jobs in September

Thompson Metal Fab employees George Mason, left, and Mike Marsh look over shop drawings in 2016 at the company&#039;s Vancouver shop.

October 25, 2022, 6:10pm Business

Clark County continued to add jobs in September: Not including seasonal trends, there were 400 more added last month, leaving the unemployment rate at 3.8 percent — more than a point lower than the 4.9 percent from September 2021. Read story

Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, right, pauses to take a photo while touring lab rooms at Clark College's Columbia Tech Center campus on Monday morning. The visit was part of a Manufacturing Week bus tour, which highlights the contributions of the state's manufacturing sector.

State business group visits Clark College lab, Camas’ Analog Devices in Manufacturing Week bus tour

Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, right, pauses to take a photo while touring lab rooms at Clark College's Columbia Tech Center campus on Monday morning. The visit was part of a Manufacturing Week bus tour, which highlights the contributions of the state's manufacturing sector.

October 10, 2022, 6:31pm Business

A large bus decked out in Manufacturing Week decor pulled up to Clark College’s campus at the Columbia Tech Center on Monday morning. As the bus unloaded, people clad in blue Association of Washington Business jackets crossed the parking lot, hustling for their chance to tour the school’s mechatronics lab. Read story

Angie Miller, manager of Elements, prepares to sweep out the restaurant's parklet.

Clark County job gains carry on

Angie Miller, manager of Elements, prepares to sweep out the restaurant's parklet.

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

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

Construction crews continue the demolition of the former Red Lion at the Quay hotel on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 on the Vancouver waterfront.

Clark County employers add 1,300 jobs in June

Construction crews continue the demolition of the former Red Lion at the Quay hotel on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 on the Vancouver waterfront.

July 26, 2022, 5:56pm Business

Clark County employers added a massive 1,300 new jobs in June, adjusted for seasonal changes, according to figures released Tuesday by the Employment Security Department. Read story

The Vancouver-based tech company ZoomInfo's new software, called <a href="https://www.zoominfo.com/solutions/recruiting">TalentOS</a>, was sparked by its sales marketing database clients using the data to find workers -- something for which the data was not originally intended.

ZoomInfo discovers new niche in its data

The Vancouver-based tech company ZoomInfo's new software, called <a href="https://www.zoominfo.com/solutions/recruiting">TalentOS</a>, was sparked by its sales marketing database clients using the data to find workers -- something for which the data was not originally intended.

July 7, 2022, 6:00am Business

ZoomInfo is aiming to compete with LinkedIn by using its massive databases and AI tools to find job candidates for any business’ open positions. 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