News

Local unemployment down sharply in April

Local unemployment down sharply in April

Photo: clipart.com

KGMI News Reporting
by Joe Teehan

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. – Unemployment in Whatcom County took a sharp dive in April.

Preliminary numbers from the state Employment Security Department show we had a jobless rate of just 5.8 percent last month, down from a revised rate of 7 percent in March.

It was also a full point lower than the local unemployment rate of 6.8 percent in April 2013.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

Fresh
lancearmstrong

A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from racing.

in Lifestyle

Brita recalling children’s water bottles

Fresh
brita

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

in Sports

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine watches his team during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md.

Browns coach Mike Pettine's decision became tougher after Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday night.

in Local Sports

Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies 

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, June 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Hisashi Iwakuma pitches a gem and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night.

in Sports

NY Islanders owner announces sale

FILE - This is an Oct. 24, 2012, file photo, showing New York Islanders owner Charles Wang addressing the media during a press conference at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.

The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor.