King County, WA monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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King County, WA monthly unemployment update

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

King County had a 2.6% unemployment rate in April 2023, holding steady 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 Seattle, WA metropolitan area was 3.0%, which is 0.4 percentage points higher than King County. Seattle has the 435th highest 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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