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Washington Unemployment Rate Hit Nine-year Low

(Olympia, WA)  --  Washington's statewide unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2008.  The employment security department says the jobless rate dropped from five-point-one percent in January to four-point-nine percent in February.  Officials say Washington's economy added 61-hundred jobs in February, with 41-hundred of those jobs in the private sector.  Manufacturing lost 900 jobs last month.

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