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The statewide unemployment rate in Washington again touched a record low of 4.5 percent in October. That's according to the Washington Employment Security Department, which has been tracking the number since the mid-1970s.

The statewide unemployment rate for Washington is holding at its record low in the latest jobs report out Wednesday. The state's Employment Security Department pegged the jobless rate in June at 4.5 percent, the same as in May.


Washington Unemployment Rate Lowest In Ten Years

Apr 19, 2017

Unemployment in Washington state reached a near-record law last month. New numbers show the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in March, just slightly above the national number.

Washington state employers added 20,000 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis last month according to the latest numbers out Wednesday from the state’s Employment Security Department.

Washington state's above-average unemployment rate hasn't budged since last December. For July, the state’s Department of Employment Security Wednesday again pegged it at 5.8 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate in Washington is not budging despite steady hiring by employers. It's stuck at 5.8 percent in the latest monthly jobs report released Wednesday by the Washington Employment Security Department.

The unemployment rate in Washington state held steady at 5.8 percent for the fourth consecutive month in March. But in its latest jobs report out Wednesday, the state employment department reported steady hiring across most of the economy.

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If you think the economy is getting stronger, it's not your imagination.

Washington state’s unemployment rate has dropped again, to 5.4 percent.

That’s a level not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis, and it’s slightly better than the US unemployment rate.

Paul Turek is the state’s labor economist.

He says though the jobless rate is good, it is still not where we were in the boom times before the recession.

According to the monthly update released Wednesday by Washington's Employment Security Department, the state’s unemployment rate stayed flat in February.