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No change in local jobless rate in July

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No change in local jobless rate in July

Employment stayed steady in Whatcom County in July.

Preliminary figures from the Employment Security Department show our local unemployment rate was 7.3 percent last month, the same as June’s revised rate.

It was an improvement over the 7.7 percent rate we had a year ago.

The non-seasonally adjusted statewide jobless rate was 6.8 percent in July.