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2/1/2017

OLYMPIA – In 2017, the Employment Security Department will release monthly employment data and unemployment rates at 10 a.m. on the dates listed below. Employment Security will hold a monthly news teleconference for the statewide data at 11 a.m. on those dates and we will send conference call information before each call.

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1/24/2017

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for December 2016 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.

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1/19/2017

OLYMPIA – Washington’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth month in a row to hit a new low of 5.2 percent in December, according to state Employment Security Department.

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12/30/2016

OLYMPIA – The Employment Security Department (ESD) is launching new online services for unemployment claimants and employers on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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12/21/2016

OLYMPIA – The Employment Security Department has issued 2017 tax rate notices to employers and updated our Web site with all the new information. (https://www.esd.wa.gov/employer-taxes/determining-your-tax-rates)

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12/20/2016

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for November 2016 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.

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12/14/2016

OLYMPIA – Washington added 3,600 new jobs in November, which helped lower the unemployment rate from 5.4 to 5.3 percent in November – the lowest rate since June 2008, according to state Employment Security Department.

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11/22/2016

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for October 2016 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.

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