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Washington Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7 Percent
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in nearly 10 years, dropping to 4.7 percent last month.
The latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department Wednesday show that March's rate dropped from February's rate of 4...
Washington Unemployment Rate Static in January
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington added 12,800 new jobs while the unemployment remained at 5.8 percent in January, the same as the rate for December. A new report released on Wednesday from the state's Employment Security department says the state's greatest job growth came in the ret…
Washington’s Job Growth Brightens
Washington’s job prospects brightened significantly in May, with an estimated net growth of 11,700 jobs, according to the state’s Employment Security Department.
The estimated unemployment rate also rose slightly, from April’s revised rate of 8...
Florida Residents Given Capes to Fight Unemployment
A government-supported unemployment agency in Central Florida is in hot water today after it reportedly spent $14,200 to fund 6,000 superhero capes to hand out to unemployed area residents.
It's all part of what's being called the 'Cape- A-Bility Challenge,' a contest in which out-of-work Floridians …
Big Job Gains Push Wash. Unemployment Rate Down to 9.1 Percent
January was the strongest month in terms of job growth in Washington in more than three years, state officials announced Tuesday.
That helped push the unemployment rate down to 9.1 percent in January, compared with 9.3 percent in December, according to the Washington State Employment Security Departm…