PENINSULA: Jobless rate continues to improve

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The decline in the unemployment rate on the North Olympic Peninsula continued unabated in April.

According to state Employment Security Department statistics, unemployment in Clallam County improved from 9.3 percent in February to 8.5 percent in March to 7.1 percent in April.

Jefferson County’s jobless rate went from 7.0 percent in February to 6.1 percent in March to 5.7 percent last month.

Statewide, the unemployment average has improved from 6.4 percent in February to 6 percent in March to 5.8 percent in April.

State Employment Security Commissioner Sylvia Munday said the lower jobless rate is the result of an increase in seasonal work.

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