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The jobless rate in April fell to 4.4 percent in King County and 4.9 percent in Snohomish County, the state said Tuesday, down from 5.1 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively, the previous month.

The unemployment rate in Pierce County was 8.1 percent, down from 8.9 percent in March.

Statewide, the jobless rate was 6.5 percent, down from 7.5 percent in March on a non-seasonally adjusted basis.