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Recession taking toll on Washington state

"For most living in Washington, the state's economy has never been as bad as it is now. Since the mortgage bubble popped, they've lost more jobs faster, and recovered more slowly, than at any time since the Second World War. That includes iconic slumps such as the Boeing Bust, the early-'80's double-dip and the dot-com crash barely a decade ago.

The Seattle Times put together several interactive maps to look at how the longest and deepest economic slump since the end of World War II has affected people in the Puget Sound region."

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