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Washington State Job Openings Grow For First Time in 3 Years

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Some good news for jobseekers: A new survey shows job openings in Washington have grown for the first time in three years.

The state's job vacancy survey for this spring shows a 21 percent increase in openings since last fall.

The Employment Security Department says private sector jobs make up most of the survey. But there's also some public health care and education jobs included.

Health care showed the most vacancies of any industry, and  registered nurses were the profession most in demand with more than 2,300 openings.

Software engineers were the second most-needed workers, with nearly 2,000 openings.

Other industries with high job openings were retail, and accommodation and food services.
  
    

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