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County labor rate improves

The unemployment rate in Mason County continued to fall in March, according to a report released Tuesday morning by the state Economic Security Department.

Mason County’s resident civilian labor force employment rate was 6.4% in March, down nearly 2% from February’s rate of 8.1%.

The data in the report is not seasonally adjusted at the county level.

Statewide, the rate was 4.5% and the national rate was 3.5% Both of those numbers, however, are seasonally adjusted and aren’t directly comparable to the county-by-county rate, which the department says is too small of a sample size for th...


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