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Originally published November 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM | Page modified November 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM

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Local unemployment rates fall

The unemployment rates in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties fell in October over the previous month.

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just like the national totals, just keep removing people from the job rolls to lower... MORE

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Unemployment in King County fell to 6.5 percent in October, down from 6.9 percent the previous month, the state Department of Employment Security said Tuesday.

Last month’s jobless rate in Snohomish County was 7.1 percent, down from 7.6, and 8 percent in Pierce County, down from 8.3.

Statewide, the rate was 7.2 percent, down from 7.7 percent. The figures are not adjusted for seasonal variations.

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