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  • Washington unemployment rate hovers at 5.8 percent

    OLYMPIA – Washington state lost 500 jobs from May to June, but its unemployment rate is hovering at 5.8 percent for the seventh straight month. Numbers released Wednesday by the …

  • Washington jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent

    Washington state added an estimated 8,700 jobs last month and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.

  • State’s jobless rate dips to 6.8 percent

    Washington’s unemployment rate in May fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest since November 2008, according to the Employment Security Department. The report said the number of unemployed workers in the …

  • Average salary in Washington rose in ’12

    Private-sector job growth and a recovering economy pushed Washington’s average wage in 2012 to $51,595. That’s the first time Washington’s average wage – for jobs covered by unemployment insurance – …

  • Wash. March unemployment rate drops to 7.3 percent

    OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in March, the lowest rate in more than four years, but the state still saw a net loss of 5,500 …



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