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%.