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Washington lost 175,000 jobs from the final quarter of 2008 through 2010 – 6% of nonfarm jobs statewide. By the end of 2010, the bleeding appeared to have stopped.
For the first time since October 2008, job numbers for November and December 2010 were higher than the corresponding months of the previous year, with a gain of nearly 9,000 jobs from December 2009 to December 2010.
Nevertheless, the total job loss from 2008 through 2010 set the state back nearly a full decade in employment growth.
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