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The unemployment rate rose in every single county in Washington State from 2008 to 2009. Over the course of 2010, the official unemployment rate fell in most parts of the state. Ferry County had the highest unemployment rate in the state in April 2011.
Washington’s unemployment rate has been consistently a little under the national level during the most recent recession. In April 2011 the national rate was 9.0%. Nevada had the highest rate among the states at 12.5%, while North Dakota’s was the lowest, at 3.3%.
Economists predict that unemployment will stay elevated for the next several years, well beyond the recovery points of previous recessions.
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