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July unemployment rates
  • in Washington
    5.3%
    seasonally adjusted
  • in the U.S.
    5.3%
    seasonally adjusted

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Recently published reports

Employer Demand Report
Updated 09/01/2015
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.
Washington Employment Estimates
Updated 08/27/2015
Monthly estimates of nonfarm employment in Washington state, benchmarked quarterly.
Monthly Employment Report
Updated 08/25/2015
Monthly report on employment and unemployment in Washington state. Provides statewide and county-level data.
Business Employment Dynamics
Updated 08/25/2015
A national and state view of changes to businesses and the job market.
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