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Washington Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.3 Percent In July

Washington state’s unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in July, holding even with the national jobless rate, state officials said Wednesday.

08/19/2015

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Washington State Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.9 Percent

Washington’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent in March — the first drop in several months.

CBS Seattle–04/15/2015

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Washington State Unemployment Holds Steady At 6.3 Percent

Washington’s unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent in February, the state Employment Security Department reported on Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

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Washington House Votes To Raise Hourly Minimum Wage To $12

The Washington state House has voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour.

CBS Seattle–03/03/2015

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Washington Adds 7,700 Jobs In April

Washington state added 7,700 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent

CBS Seattle–05/14/2014

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State’s Unemployment Rate Drops Below 8 Percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent last month, the first time it’s been below 8 percent in nearly four years.

12/19/2012