recession http://kplu.org en Washington Recoups Great Recession Job Losses, With Caveat http://kplu.org/post/washington-recoups-great-recession-job-losses-caveat <p>It took four years, but Washington has now recovered more jobs than it lost during the Great Recession. But Wednesday’s announcement comes with a caveat.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:33:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14483 at http://kplu.org Washington Recoups Great Recession Job Losses, With Caveat Tacoma residents face cuts to everything from library hours to fire service http://kplu.org/post/tacoma-residents-face-cuts-everything-library-hours-fire-service <p>Tacoma’s City Council will vote this afternoon to slash the city budget by 15 percent - with cuts to pretty much everything, including the police and fire departments.</p><p>City Manager T.C. Broadnax took the job in February from San Antonio, Texas. He says he knew Tacoma had some cutting to do – but as he dug into the numbers, he realized spending was deeply out of whack and anticipated revenue was not there.</p><p>The housing slump continues to hurt property tax revenue,and&nbsp; money from sales tax hasn’t bounced back. Broadnax says Tacoma had been trying to put off cuts for years.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7272 at http://kplu.org Recession drives up hunger in Washington http://kplu.org/post/recession-drives-hunger-washington <p>The recession has brought a major spike in the number of <a href="http://childrensalliance.org/sites/default/files/Hungry_in_Washington_2012.pdf">Washington families who experience hunger</a>, according to data from advocates and federal officials. Hunger has gone up all over the country, but <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/884525/err141.pdf">the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds </a>that Washington has fared worse than the country overall.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:42:44 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6232 at http://kplu.org Recession drives up hunger in Washington Default ‘trouble’ spreads beyond Washington's ‘river city’ http://kplu.org/post/default-%E2%80%98trouble%E2%80%99-spreads-beyond-washingtons-%E2%80%98river-city%E2%80%99 <p>For the first time in nearly a decade, a Washington municipality has defaulted on a loan. The Greater Wenatchee Public Facilities District operates Town Toyota Center near the banks of the Columbia River. It missed a major bond payment on December 1st. Now the Washington legislature is debating whether to step in.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:41:33 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3391 at http://kplu.org Default ‘trouble’ spreads beyond Washington's ‘river city’ Chime in as we sing away the recession! http://kplu.org/post/chime-we-sing-away-recession <p>Things are so bad, a picture is now only worth 200 words. People are using the sun to get a tan. Everyone is downsizing &mdash; CEOs are even playing miniature golf.</p><p>Recession has us in depression, and we are certainly not going to let a good crisis go to waste, hence this week&rsquo;s episode on songs about hard times ...</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:00:00 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 2322 at http://kplu.org Chime in as we sing away the recession! Technology continues to lead the economy http://kplu.org/post/technology-continues-lead-economy <p>Economists say the <a href="http://www.nber.org/cycles/sept2010.html">recession ended in June, 2009</a>, but for many of us, it&rsquo;s hard to tell the difference. Unemployment remains high and the economy is growing slowly.</p><p>This month on &quot;The Digital Future,&quot;<a href="http://stratnews.com/"> Strategic News Service</a> publisher <a href="http://www.tapsns.com/aboutmark.php">Mark Anderson</a> and KPLU&rsquo;s Dave Meyer look at the bright spot of the economy:&nbsp; the technology sector.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 2154 at http://kplu.org Technology continues to lead the economy Snohomish County airports note decline in aviation http://kplu.org/post/snohomish-county-airports-note-decline-aviation <p>In the past decade the number of takeoffs and landings at<a href="http://www.painefield.com/"> Paine Field</a> has dropped by nearly half.</p><p>The Snohomish County airport at Everett serves Boeing and aircraft maintenance businesses. But, most of the decline is among small private aircraft. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:45:22 +0000 The Associated Press & Gary Crawford 1758 at http://kplu.org Snohomish County airports note decline in aviation Washington state jobless rate drops to 9.1 percent http://kplu.org/post/washington-state-jobless-rate-drops-91-percent <p>Washington&#39;s jobless rate is down to 9.1 percent after the state added an estimated 5,800 jobs in April. Wed, 18 May 2011 21:30:59 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1626 at http://kplu.org Washington state jobless rate drops to 9.1 percent