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Washington Jobless Rate Drops To 6.4 Percent

Washington state has more jobs than before the start of the recession, with a January employment rate of 6.4 percent, the Employment Security Department reported Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–03/05/2014

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Washington, Oregon Unemployment Rates Nearing Pre-Recession Numbers

Washington’s unemployment rate has fallen below the 7 percent mark for the first time since November of 2008. Oregon’s unemployment rate is close to matching the U.S. rate of 7.6 percent — Oregon hasn’t been on par with the national rate since March of 2007.

06/19/2013

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Slight Dip In Unemployment Across The State

According to Washington’s Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate fell 0.1% in September.

CBS Seattle–10/17/2012

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96k Jobs Added In August, Fewer People Looking For Work

U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy’s persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that was only because more people gave up looking for jobs. People out of work are counted as unemployed only if they’re looking for a job.

CBS Seattle–09/07/2012

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Jobless Claims Plunge to Lowest in 4 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week. But a big reason was that some automakers skipped their traditional summer shutdowns to keep up with demand, leading to fewer […]

CBS Seattle–07/12/2012