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Washington unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent


OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.6 percent last month and the state added 20,000 jobs.

In the latest numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the private sector added 14,300 jobs, while the public sector saw an increase of 5,700 jobs.

The biggest job growth was seen in government, which added 5,700 new jobs, followed by education and health services at 5,000 jobs.