County Unemployment Down in April

The unemployment rate in Mason County dropped in April. According to preliminary figures from the State Employment Security Department, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 6.6 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate for March of 7 percent but the same as the rate for April of last year.

Adjacent counties also saw decreases in unemployment.
Grays Harbor (7.2%) and Jefferson (6.4%) counties dropped a half percent.
Lewis (6.7%) and Pierce (5.4%) saw decreases of four-tenths of a percent.
Thurston County’s unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent to 5 percent.
Kitsap County was a decrease of two-tenth of a percent to 5 percent.