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North Coast Hot Jobs Feb. 28

Welcome everyone. Here it is almost March and Spring is near. However, we might have one last gasp from Winter this weekend, so be careful driving. Ok, so much for preliminaries. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, http://www.scribd.com/doc/209812799/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Feb-28-2014

The State of Washington has five more job openings this week in this area. This makes a total of fourteen good paying jobs in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Most of them are timber and fishing industry related, but there are some white collar openings also.

The area newspapers posted many new jobs this week. At least fourteen new jobs in the Peninsula Daily News and five more in the Port Townsend Leader.

The unemployment rates continue to decrease nationwide and locally. The following unemployment rates are courtesy of the Employment Security Department of Washington State and are the latest released statistics dated December 2013. In our corner of the country the unemployment rates are; Clallam County 8.6%, Jefferson County 8.4%, Kitsap County 6.1% and Island County 7.3%. Just for general purposes, the I-5 corridor continues to have the best unemployment rates such as King County (Seattle) 4.7% and Snohomish County (Everett area) 5.3%. So, this is a good indicator that the economy is slowly but surely growing.

Have a good one.

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