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Unemployment rate drops in Clallam

April 23rd, 2014 - 5:34am

(Port Angeles) Clallam County's unemployment rate fell last month.

According to state figures, the rate dropped more than half a percent to nine percent in March.

The number of people in the labor force remained about the same as February and the area added 120 new jobs in the past month. Most of the job growth came in goods producing, services and utilities and the hospitality sectors.

Last year at this time, Clallam County's unemployment rate was at 10 percent.

Jefferson County's unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent last month.

The statewide unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in March.

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