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Updated Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 06:22 AM

King County jobless rate drops to 6.1 percent

Seattle Times staff

Unemployment fell in King and Snohomish counties in December, the state reported Wednesday.

December’s jobless rate in King County was 6.1 percent, down from 6.3 percent the previous month; in Snohomish County, 6.7 percent, down from 6.9 percent. In Pierce County, unemployment rose to 8.5 percent from 8 percent in November.

Those figures are not seasonally adjusted for month-to-month fluctuations caused by seasonal changes, such as school closures. Statewide, the comparable unadjusted jobless rate increased to 7.7 percent from 7.3 percent. On an adjusted basis, the statewide rate fell in December to 7.6 percent fro 7.7 percent a month earlier.


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