Eight Washington Counties Boast Unemployment Rates of Less Than 5%

The state rate is 4.5%
Updated: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:05
 
 
  • The state rate is 4.5%

At 3.1%, King County still has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.

It is one of 8 of Washington’s 39 counties with unemployment at less than 5%. Snohomish County is No. 2, at 3.3%. Pierce County is 5.6%. The state rate is 4.5%.

The state’s economy added 13,400 jobs in July.

Highest unemployment rates are 9.8% in Ferry County and 7.4% in Pend Oreille County. Both are in the Northeastern part of the state. Grays Harbor County, on the coast, is the only other county that exceeds 7%.

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