Thurston County's unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in August, down from 7.3 percent in July and down from 8 percent in August 2012, according to state Employment Security Department data.
Regional jobless rates for August, not seasonally adjusted:
-King County (Seattle, Bellevue): 5.7 percent
-Kitsap County: 6.4 percent
-Thurston County: 6.7 percent
-Pierce County: 7.7 percent
-Mason County: 9.2 percent
-Lewis County: 10.5 percent
-Grays Harbor County: 11 percent
For more on this story, see Wednesday's Olympian.
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