With an unemployment rate of 5.9-percent . . . jobless numbers in Chelan and Douglas counties were at a three year low in October.
The new unemployment figure means that nearly four thousand people were unemployed within the Wenatchee MSA last month.
Regional Economist Mark Berreth with Wenatchee's Worksource office explains why the drop in the jobless rate. . .
On the flipside, Berreth says the retail trade sector took the biggest hit with 200 jobs lost last month.
Neighboring counties saw higher unemployment rates.
Grant county sustained a 7.4-percent unemployment rate and 6.9-percent of Okanogan county's residents remain jobless.
8.2 percent of Washingtonians were without a job in October.