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8/16/2017

OLYMPIA – Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate clocked in at 4.5 percent for the third consecutive month in July, according to the state Employment Security Department.

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7/25/2017

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for June 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.

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7/19/2017

OLYMPIA – Washington’s record-low unemployment rate held firm in June at 4.5 percent, despite preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing the state gained 2,500 jobs over the month.

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7/7/2017

OLYMPIA – Transitioning military service members and their families, civilian contractors and members of the National Guard now have more robust job search, training, and transition resources on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

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7/6/2017

OLYMPIA – The Washington Service Corps and the Washington Reading Corps need a total of 792 service seekers: people interested in making a difference.

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6/28/2017

Washington’s average annual wage grew by 4.8 percent in 2016 to $58,957, representing the largest percentage increase year over year since 2007.

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6/20/2017

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for May 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.

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6/20/2017

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment and the Washington State Business Leadership Network are now accepting award nominations for employers and individuals who make extra efforts to recruit, hire, advance and retain employees with disabilities.

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