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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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6/14/2017

OLYMPIA – Washington’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.6 to 4.5 percent in May, establishing a new record low for unemployment, according to the state Employment Security Department.

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6/14/2017

OLYMPIA —State Rep. Gina McCabe joined veterans, employers and leaders of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) and the Employment Security Department (ESD) at the state Capitol today to celebrate the second anniversary of a successful statewide initiative to promote hiring veterans.

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6/1/2017

OLYMPIA –A former captain of the Idaho and Washington National Guard was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison, three years of supervised release, and $646,300 in restitution for his lengthy scheme to defraud multiple government programs, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.

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5/23/2017

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

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5/17/2017

OLYMPIA – Washington’s added 1,200 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell from 4.7 to 4.6 percent – matching the state’s historic low for unemployment last reached in June 2007, according to the state Employment Security Department.

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5/4/2017

OLYMPIA –The Washington Hospitality Association, the Employment Security Department, WorkSource, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, the Department of Social and Health Services and other partners in the workforce system are hosting a multi-company hiring event seeking to fill more than 370 job openings in King County Friday.

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