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Spokane County jobless rate remains unchanged at 5 percent in June

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5 percent in June.

About 2,100 more people were working in the county last month, compared to June 2017, according to the Washington Employment Security Department. Employment was at 224,591, and 11,875 people were looking for work.

Spokane County’s unemployment rate was also 5 percent in May and 5 percent in June 2017.

Over the past year, the county experienced job gains in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and transportation and utilities.

June unemployment rates for other counties were: Adams, 4.3 percent; Ferry, 10.3 percent; Lincoln, 4.5 percent; Pend Oreille, 6.6 percent; Stevens, 6.2 percent; and Whitman, 4.9 percent.

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