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Local unemployment jumps in February

Local unemployment jumps in February

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Unemployment was up sharply in WhatcomCounty last month.

Preliminary numbers from the state Employment Security Department show the local jobless rate was 7.6 percent in February, up nearly a point from January’s rate of 6.7 percent.

But it was an improvement over the 8.1 percent rate we had in February 2013.

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