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Spokane County unemployment rate increases to 4.8% in October

Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased to 4.8% in October, according to nonseasonally adjusted data from the Washington State Employment Security Department.

The county added 2,100 nonfarm jobs and 100 private-sector positions in October, compared with September, according to the department.

The construction sector dropped 1,300 jobs in October. The service-providing sector added 3,400 jobs, the government sector posted 2,000 new jobs and the education and health services sector gained 1,500 jobs last month.

The county’s unemployment rate was 4.7% in September and 4.5% in October 2018.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5% in October.

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