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  • Washington unemployment rate rises, but state adds 12,000 jobs

    Washington unemployment rate rises, but state adds 12,000 jobs

    Washington state’s unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in January from December’s adjusted rate of 9.2 percent. But state officials were pleased that the state added more than 12,000 jobs in January — the first monthly gain since 2008. According to the state Employment Security […]

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  • Washington Unemployment Rate ‘Stabilizing’ at 9.2%

    Washington Unemployment Rate ‘Stabilizing’ at 9.2%

    Tom Banse provides the latest information on the Washington unemployment rate: Washington state employers continued to cut jobs last month, but the state’s overall unemployment rate barely changed. Tuesday, Washington pegged November’s unemployment rate at nine-point-two percent, roughly the same it’s been for the last […]

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  • Washington’s Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate 9.3% October 2009

    Washington’s Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate 9.3% October 2009

    The Washington correspondence The Lake Steven’s Journal had this to say regarding the partial release of the Washington Unemployment Rate for October 2009: Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in October, from a revised rate of 9.1 percent in September, according to […]

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  • How Washington Can Create Jobs?

    How Washington Can Create Jobs?

    A recent extract from The Wall Street Journal by Alan S. Blinder discuses how Washington state can create jobs? Read on for more: These are the times that try men’s and women’s souls. After dropping for four consecutive quarters, GDP has at last begun to […]

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