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May 21, 2020

State sees record jobless rate of 15.4% in April

  • The previous record was 12.2% in November 1982.
  • By RACHEL LA CORTE
    Associated Press

    OLYMPIA — Washington's unemployment rate shot up to a record 15.4% in April and the state's economy lost 527,000 jobs last month as a result of the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic.

    That's the highest jobless rate the state has seen since it started keeping comparable records in the 1970s.


     
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