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State’s unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent 

State’s unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent 

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent last month.

Numbers released Wednesday by the state’s Employment Security Department show that July’s jobless rate was down from June’s 5.8 percent rate.

The state also added an estimated 7,300 jobs from June to July.

The largest job increases were seen in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, construction, education, and retail trades.

Losses were seen in five sectors, including government, and the transportation, warehousing and utilities industry.

The national unemployment rate for July was 6.2 percent.

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