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Washington employment grows again in June as businesses gradually reopen
OLYMPIA - July 15 2020 – Washington’s economy added 71,000 jobs in June and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for June decreased from 15.1 percent to 9.8 percent according to the Employment Security Department (ESD). This was the biggest month-to-month drop in the Washington unemployment rate (5.3%) in ESD records going back at least to 1990.

Total employment increased by 71,000, compared to an increase of 146,400 in May.

“The gain in nonfarm payroll employment coupled with the revision to May’s job gains are a welcome surprise and another step in the right direction,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “That said, the road... Continues...

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Washington employment grows again in June as businesses gradually reopen
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