Interactive timeline: Unemployment stays level
The economic recovery remains anemic. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent in June, according to this AP story. We call this a recovery?
Locally, home prices in King County are picking up slightly, according to this Seattle Times news story by Eric Pryne. The median home price went up by double digits, the first time that's happened in five years to $380,000. That represented an increase of 10.1 percent between June 2011 and June 2012.
We've been asking all the political candidates coming in for endorsement interview for the Aug. 7 primary this question: What is the role of government in stimulating the economy?
Check out this interactive timeline on unemployment and job creation from the AP.
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