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Wash. unemployment rate drops below 8 percent

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent last month, the first time it's been below 8 percent in nearly four years. The state's Employment Security Department said Wednesday that the fall from October's 8.2 percent rate was the largest one-month decline in more than three decades. The last time the rate was below 8 percent was January 2009, when it...