Unemployment in Wenatchee MSA Second Lowest in State

Unemployment in the Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA, which includes Chelan and Douglas Counties, is the second-lowest in the state behind San Juan County. In a report released by the State Employment Security Department, unemployment in the area was down to 3.3 percent in September, which was a half…


Chelan County Has State’s Lowest Unemployment Again

Chelan County is back in the lead with the lowest unemployment rate in the state for the month of September. According to numbers released by the Employment Security Department, Chelan County’s unemployment rate was 3.1 percent. Douglas County had 3.7 unemployment, or about the fifth best unemployment in the state….



Washington Added Jobs in August

Washington’s economy added 9,100 jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for August was 4.5 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The August unemployment rate decreased slightly from the July 2018 unemployment rate of 4.6 percent and is the lowest rate for August since 1976….


Chelan County Unemployment Best in the State for July

The Washington Employment Security Department released the unemployment rates for each during the month of July and Chelan County had the best with Douglas County among the best. Chelan County’s unemployment rate was three percent, bettering King County at 3.6 percent. Douglas County’s unemployment was 3.9 percent which was behind…


Washington’s Job Market Continues to Grow

From a press release – Washington’s economy added 4,100 jobs in June and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for June was 4.7 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The June unemployment rate was unchanged from May 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. “Payroll growth slowed a bit…


Unemployment Rates Jump in North Central Washington

Unemployment rates skyrocketed for the month of December in North Central Washington. Chelan County had the best figure and the least amount of unemployment increase going from 4.5 percent in November to 5.6 percent in December. Douglas County was more than 1.5 percent to 6.6 percent unemployment in December. Grant…


Unemployment Numbers Strong for December and All of 2017

The Washington Employment Security Department released their look at jobs and unemployment for December noting that 61-hundred jobs were added throughout the state. Labor economist Paul Turek said, “Outside of government, industries that posted the largest gains; the leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and construction.” Turek noted that they did revise…


Eastern Washington Counties Highest Unemployment Rates

Washington’s Employment Security Department released their county-by-county look at January’s unemployment numbers and Eastern Washington counties were the top eight in terms of highest rates. Ferry County topped the list with 12.5 percent, though there are only 326 people unemployed in the county. Yakima County was second with 11.1 percent…


Unemployment Numbers Show Drop in Jobs

Unemployment figures for January were released Wednesday and showed that Washington lost 7,200 jobs in the state, but unemployment was steady at 5.1 percent, the same as December. Labor Economist with the Employment Security Department Paul Turek said this is the first time in 32 months that payroll numbers dropped,…