Clark County, WA monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Clark County, WA monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Clark County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Clark County had a 4.0% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.8 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Washington reported a 4.1% unemployment rate in May, which is the seventh highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Portland, OR metropolitan area was 2.9%, which is 1.1 percentage points lower than Clark County. Portland has the 412th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Washington
#1. Ferry County: 8.1%
#2. Grays Harbor County: 6.1%
#3. Stevens County: 5.9%
#4. Pend Oreille County: 5.5%
#4. Yakima County: 5.5%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Washington
#1. King County: 2.6%
#2. Snohomish County: 2.7%
#3. Asotin County: 3.0%
#4. San Juan County: 3.3%
#5. Walla Walla County: 3.5%

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