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Local unemployment down sharply in April

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Local unemployment down sharply in April

KGMI News Reporting
Joe Teehan

Preliminary figures from the state Employment Security Department show Whatcom County had an unemployment rate of 6.9% in April.

That was a sizable drop from the revised rate of 7.7% we saw in March.

It was also lower than the 7.2% local rate we had in April 2012.