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Adams County jobless rate at 4.0%

Estimated 6,010 workers outside of farming

RITZVILLE – Adams County holds record among the lowest unemployment rates in the state during the month of July.

According to figures released last week by the state Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate for Adams County was 4.0% in July.

That rate was tied with neighboring Lincoln County as the sixth lowest rate among the state's 39 counties.

Counties posting a lower unemployment rate are Asotin, 3%; Chelan, 3.6%; Walla Walla, 3.7%; and Columbia and Douglas, 3.9%.

To the east, neighboring Whitman County had a 4.4% unemployment rate, data shows. To the west, Grant County had a...


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