Hello fellow job seekers. Why yes, I am still unemployed. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, http://www.scribd.com/doc/239752008/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Sep-15-2014
So, let's start this week off with the latest unemployment rates by county in Washington state as of July 2014. First, this state's unemployment rate is at 5.4%. Here are some counties that are closest to us. More info at this link, https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/economic-reports/monthly-employment-report/map-of-county-unemployment-rates
1) Clallam County is at 6.9%.
2) Jefferson County is at 6.5%.
3) Island County is at 5.9%
4) Kitsap County is at 5.1%
5) King County is at 4.9%
6) Pierce County is at 5.9%
7) Snohomish County is at 5.3%
8) Grays Harbor County is at 8.2%
As you can tell, unemployment rates are continually going down. King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties are in need of manpower. I have noticed this also in the amount of available jobs being posted in those areas.
As the economy continues to get stronger, employers will be forced to pay their employees more to keep them or they will move on. This is the next step in the recession recovery.
That's all for this week. Have a good one.