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State loses 6,000 jobs

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State loses 6,000 jobs

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington State lost 6,000 jobs last month.

Labor economist Paul Turek says when you look at the seasonally adjusted numbers, construction and manufacturing shed the most positions.

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At the same time, the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.8 percent.

Turek says that’s due to fewer people in the workforce and not to a bunch of previously unemployed people getting work.