Spokane Unemployment for July at 8.1%
August 20, 2013 Leave a comment
For the month of July (and July only) 54% of jobs lost during the downturn have been recovered.
Essentially all the job losses were due to seasonal layoffs of annually contracted education sector workers. A school worker told me she is eligible for unemployment during the summer and then is rehired in the fall.
All of the “government” (education) jobs will come back September-October as shown by this history chart. The annual large cycle in employment is due to the government sector.