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Employer Demand Report
Updated 09/26/2015
Monthly employer demand reports reflect the top 25 skill sets and certifications that employers are looking for in workers, as well as the top 25 occupations and employers.
Local Unemployment Statistics
Updated 09/22/2015
Statewide and local-level monthly unemployment estimates.
Current Employment Statistics
Updated 09/22/2015
Monthly estimates of employment, hours worked and earnings.
Washington Employment Estimates
Updated 09/22/2015
Monthly estimates of nonfarm employment in Washington state, benchmarked quarterly.
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