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Washington Unemployment Rate 5.6 Percent

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

CBS Seattle–09/17/2014

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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.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2013

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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.

CBS Seattle–08/14/2013

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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.

07/22/2013

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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.

CBS Seattle–01/16/2013

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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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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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State’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.2 Percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate has dropped to 8.2 percent and the state netted a gain of 6,700 jobs last month, state officials said Thursday.

11/15/2012

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Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election

Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.

11/07/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

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