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Washington State, like most states, is trying to control workers’ compensation costs while keeping rates as low as possible.

It’s autumn—the season in which thoughts turn to football, colorful leaf displays, pumpkins and apple cider. For the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) it’s time to review workers’ compensation rates for the following year. This year, the department is proposing an average 2% rate increase for 2016, which comes out to a little more than 1 cent per hour worked, L&I said.

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