County Unemployment Held Steady

Mason County’s unemployment rate held steady during November. According to the Washington State Employment Security, the county’s unemployment rate last month was 6.1 percent the same as October’s revised rate and one-tenth of a percentage point higher than November 2018’s rate of 6 percent.

In adjacent counties, only Thurston County saw a drop in unemployment. That rate went from 4.8 in October percent to 4.7 percent in November. Kitsap (4.4%) and Pierce (5.1%) counties’ rates held steady from from October to November. Jefferson County saw a one-tenth of a percent increase to 5.7 percent. Lewis County went up two-tenths to 6.2 percent. And Grays Harbor County’s unemployment rate saw three-tenths of a percent increase to 7.1 percent.