Chelan County records lowest unemployment rate in the state in September

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Chelan County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state in September, according to the latest numbers from the state Employment Security Department.

At 3.1 percent unemployed, the county dropped a full percentage point from the August rate of 4.1 percent.

It’s the lowest rate recorded in the county for several years, rivaled only by the 3.2 percent rate recorded last July. Douglas County was at 3.7 percent unemployed and the state as a whole recorded a 4.4 percent unemployment rate for September.