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State unemployment rate drops to 6.6 percent, lowest in 5 years

OLYMPIA – A significant drop in the seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment in December, combined with an increase in estimated total jobs, provide reasons for optimism about the state’s labor market. The Employment Security Department’s estimated unemployment rate for December

Washington to regain 9 weeks of long-term unemployment benefits

OLYMPIA – The federal shutdown in October generated one dubiously positive result: it helped to lift the state’s unemployment rate enough to reactivate nine weeks of long-term unemployment benefits that were shut off in August.
Currently in Washington, jobless workers can

New study says Worksource pays off for job seekers in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state’s WorkSource system is a good taxpayer investment, according to a new study released today by the Employment Security Department. 

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Impacts of federal shutdown on Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The federal government has begun a partial shutdown after congressional Republicans demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats refused.

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Washington Unemployed Loosing 26 Weeks of Benefits

Washington state's long-term unemployment benefits will decrease by 26 weeks after April 21, state officials announced Tuesday.

Officials with the Employment Security Department said the decrease was triggered after the state's unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in February.