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Seattle Area Unemployment Decreases By 2.5% Year Over Year

Seattle-area unemployment was at 4.7 percent in June, a decrease of 2.5 percent from this time last year.

07/29/2013

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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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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

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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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State Unemployment Still Relatively High Despite Job Growth

Washington state gained 5,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate still increased slightly to 8.5 percent, state officials announced Wednesday.

The numbers released by the Employment Security Department show that the July unemployment rate increased from the June rate of 8.3 percent, though the department stressed that both the jobs and rate figure are preliminary and subject to future revisions as more data comes in.

CBS Seattle–08/17/2012