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Unemployment claims drop

Series: News Briefs | Story 66

March 11, 2021

OLYMPIA — Washington residents filed 12,958 initial regular unemployment claims Feb. 21–27, a drop of 7.7 percent from the previous week.

Total claims were at 459,328 for all unemployment benefit categories, a slight decrease of 0.6 percent, according to the Employment Security Department.

Overall, initial regular claims remain 128 percent above last year for the same week in 2020.


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