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Unemployment Down

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 263,000 jobs were added in April. And the unemployment rate declined to 3.6%. This is a 49-year low.

So the good news is more people are working.

Additionally, this week the federal reserve opted not to raise interest rates

Wednesday, which according to economists was another factor continued growth.

But those economists also say there are some other forces at play here.

About Laurie Hardie

Laurie is a rare Seattle-born Native. She has raised her children, but as a working mom knows how important it is to look and feel your best. She currently volunteers with Queen It’s a New Day, a non-profit organization in Everett, giving women a hand up to feel great inside and out. As a published author and life coach, Laurie is WARM’s Afternoon Traffic host with the philosophy of…” traffic is a lot like life, sometimes you have a speed –limit drive and sometimes you hit a slow-down or detour, but with the right guidance and information, we can all get through it together”.