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Unemployment Rates by County

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Unemployment Rates in Washington State, 2012

The unemployment rate for Washington State (8.2 percent) was slightly higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. Twenty-seven of Washington's 39 counties had unemployment rates at or above the national rate.

Unemployment Rate 2011 (percent)

Unemployment Map 2003

Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

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U.S. Statistics from: http://www.bls.gov/cps/home.htm
 



Resident Labor Force and Employment Levels by County and Labor
Market Areas

2011 Average

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Labor Market  Area

Civilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate (%)
Adams 8,520 7,720 800 9.4
Asotin 10,240 9,320 920 9.0
Benton 97,230 89,870 7,360 7.6
Chelan 40,520 37,100 3,420 8.4
Port Angeles (Clallam) 29,240 26,210 3,030 10.4
Clark 214,130 187,500 26,630 12.4
Columbia 1,520 1,350 170 11.2
Longview (Cowlitz) 43,270 38,040 5,230 12.1
Douglas 21,710 19,970 1,740 8.0
Ferry 2,940 2,520 420 14.2
Franklin 37,400 34,110 3,290 8.8
Garfield 1,030 950 80 7.4
Moses Lake (Grant) 41,900 37,700 4,200 10.0
Aberdeen (Grays Harbor) 30,230 26,230 4,000 13.2
Oak Harbor (Island) 31,720 28,820 2,900 9.1
Jefferson 12,360 11,140 1,220 9.9
King 1,105,550 1,015,970 89,580 8.1
Ellensburg (Kittitas) 21,040 19,190 1,860 8.8
Klickitat 10,820 9,680 1,140 10.6
Centralia (Lewis) 30,360 26,290 4,070 13.4
Lincoln 4,830 4,410 410 8.5
Shelton (Mason) 24,530 21,780 2,750 11.2
Okanogan 21,130 18,980 2,150 10.2
Pacific 8,700 7,620 1,080 12.5
Pend Oreille 5,270 4,610 660 12.6
San Juan 7,980 7,420 560 7.1
Mt. Vernon-Anacortes (Skagit) 57,000 51,220 5,780 10.1
Skamania 5,170 4,530 650 12.5
Snohomish 385,370 349,640 35,730 9.3
Spokane 230,980 209,200 21,780 9.4
Stevens 18,120 15,930 2,190 12.1
Wahkiakum 1,520 1,320 200 12.9
Walla Walla 30,870 28,530 2,340 7.6
Whitman 21,670 20,240 1,430 6.6
Bellingham MSA** 106,230 97,390 8,840 8.3
Bremerton PMSA*** 122,730 113,010 9,720 7.9
Thurston 129,030 118,370 10,660 8.3
Seattle MD 1,490,920 1,365,610 125,310 8.4
Tacoma PMSA 387,250 349,310 37,940 9.8
Yakima MSA 124,750 112,190 12,560 10.1

Washington Total* 3,484,820 3,165,350 319,470  9.2


* Numbers may not add due to rounding
** Metropolitan Statistical Area
*** Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area

Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
Source Data: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/docs/regional-reports/laus-historical-not-seasonally-adjusted.xls



 

Washington's Historical Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment
1990-2011

table showing Washington's labor force, employment, unemployment and percent unemployed 1980 - 2004

Washington State Department of Employment Security, Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch
http://www.workforceexplorer.com/
Excel:
https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/docs/regional-reports/laus-historical-not-seasonally-adjusted.xls


More employment information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
http://www.bls.gov/webapps/legacy/cpsatab1.htm