County Unemployment Drops Slightly

The unemployment rate in Mason County dropped slightly in May. The State Employment Security Department says the revised rate for the County last month was 6.4 percent. That’s down two-tenths of a percentage point from April’s revised rate of 6.6 percent and down one-tenth from May 2016’s rate of 6.5 percent.

Adjacent counties saw decreases in unemployment in May with Grays Harbor County seeing the largest drop: six-tenths of a percent to 6.5 percent. Jefferson County saw it’s unemployment decrease a half percent to 5.9 percent. Lewis County dropped four-tenths of a percent to 6.2 percent. There were two-tenths percent drops in Kitsap and Thurston counties – both to 4.7 percent. And Pierce County dropped one-tenth of a percent to 5.2 percent.