Employment Security issues job-vacancy report

Washington employers had an estimated 52,000 job vacancies last spring, according to a new report from the state’s Employment Security Department, most in Western Washington.

Occupations with the most vacancies were in sales, registered nursing and customer service. Industries with the most vacancies were health care and social assistance, with 11,000 job openings; retail trade, with nearly 7,000 vacancies; and accommodation and food services, with about 5,600 available jobs.

— RP

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