County Unemployment Drops Slightly in June

Mason County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in last month. According to the Washington Department of Employment Security, the County’s unemployment rate in June was 6.2 percent. That’s down one-tenth of a percentage point from May’s revised rate of 6.3 percent and down one-tenth of a percent from June 2017.

Adjacent counties saw similar declines in unemployment with the exception of Kitsap (4.6%) and Thurston (4.7%) counties which showed no change from May to June. Jefferson (5.8%) and Pierce (5.1%) counties saw drops of one-tenth of a percent. Lewis County’s June unemployment rate was 6 percent – down two-tenth of a percent. And Grays Harbor County saw a drop of three-tenths of a percent last month.