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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.


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Starbucks Spearheading Mission To Hire 100K Disadvantaged Young Adults

Over a dozen major U.S.-based companies, including Starbucks and Microsoft, have agreed on a three-year plan to help employ at least 100,000 unemployed and disadvantaged young people.

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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.

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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.

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Washington Unemployment Rate 5.6 Percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent last month

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Seattle Unemployment Down To 4.7 Percent

The unemployment rate in the Seattle area has dipped below the five percent mark, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Washington State Gained Nearly 9,000 Jobs In July

The state added an estimated 8,800 jobs in July, but the month’s unemployment rate of 6.9 percent was up a tenth of a percent from the prior two months.

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Finance Jobs In Seattle Now In High Demand

With increasing demand for jobs in the business services sector, Seattle continues to be a promising place for job seekers.


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State’s Unemployment Rate Dips To 7.6 Percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent last month. December was the second month in a row with a state jobless rate below 8 percent.

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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.