Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Washington's Unemployment Rate Hits 9 1/2 %

This IS the story. Over 60% of the voters say this is their #1 concern.

What do I think? I agree.

Business must be allowed to make a comeback before the households will be able to feel the difference. We are not at bottom yet. The shoe has yet to drop big on the commercial real estate market.

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington's unemployment rate jumped to 9.5 percent in December, the state's highest rate since 1984, state officials said Wednesday.

Dave Wallace, chief economist with the Employment Security Department, said that despite the month-to-month rise in unemployment, there was some good news: the 23,700 jobs lost in the last six months of 2009 were notably less than the 80,000 job losses in the first six months of the year.


Anonymous said...

Jobs are a very big deal.

Our civil rights and our fight against terrorists who would kill our families and our citizens are a bigger deal.

I'd give up my job before I'd give up my rights. Thank you for opposing the Kline gun ban.

I'd give up my job before I'd see another World Trade Center.

Just my 2c

Take care

gorillamum said...

My ex-husband has his own Real Estate company and is struggling to keep his business going. We can only hope this gets better soon, or he will be out of business.