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Another good news/bad news report of the employment picture in Okanogan County last November. That's the word from Regional Labor Economist Don Meseck, who says unemployment went up:

An even more substantial rise occurred from month to month, with a 2-point-four percent jump from the October jobless rate of four-point-five percent. Meseck though says the rise in unemployment mirrors what's happening across the state:

But the good news is that although the jobless rate is up, and the civilian labor force is still soft, there are more jobs:

The civilian labor force in Okanogan County in November stood at 19,483; of that number, 1,350 were unemployed.

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