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Wash. February jobless rate increases to 9.5 percent

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state's unemployment rate for February has slightly increased to 9.5 percent, and the state saw a loss of about 8,300 jobs.
     
The dip in jobs comes a month after the state saw its first job gains in more than a year in January. January's unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.
     
More than 365,600 people were unemployed and looking for work last month, state officials said Tuesday.
     
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