August employment figures for Washington state and the region are released. In July, the state's jobless rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent, a 3 ½ year high. The Seattle-area unemployment rate for July rose to 4.3 percent.

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Sept. 14 — 20

Tuesday

• August employment figures for Washington state and the region are released. In July, the state’s jobless rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent, a 3 ½ year high. The Seattle-area unemployment rate for July rose to 4.3 percent.

• Microsoft, Cray and Intel plan to make a joint announcement about high-performance computing.

• Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest-rate policy. Economic experts expect the Fed to keep the benchmark rate at 2 percent.

Friday

• The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce holds its 126th annual meeting at noon in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Hotel, downtown Seattle. Dr. Leroy Hood, president of the Institute for Systems Biology, will present the keynote speech on the multidimensional aspects of global health and the opportunities for Seattle and Washington state in the sector.