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Washington State’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8%

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington’s jobless rate dipped to 7.8% last month, and the state’s economy added 2,400 jobs.

According to the latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department, September’s rate was down from August’s revised rate of 8.4%.

The largest private job growth occurred in leisure and hospitality, construction, and professional and business services.

The biggest losses were seen in government, manufacturing and wholesale trade.

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