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Unemployment rate rises again in Clallam

March 26th, 2014 - 5:56am

(Port Angeles) Unemployment climbed again in Clallam County in February.

According to state figures, the area had an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent. That's seven-tenths of a point higher than in January.

In February 2013, the unemployment rate for Clallam County was nearly a full percentage higher.

The county had about 300 more in the labor force in February compared to January of this year.

But the number of unemployed went up about 290 people between the two months. Despite the unemployment percentage increase, the area added about 150 jobs during the past month.

Statewide, the February unemployment rates was almost two and half percent lower than Clallam County's.

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