County Unemployment Drops Again

The unemployment rate in Mason County dropped again in December. According to the Washington State Employment Department, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 5.8 percent. That’s down three-tenths of a percentage point from November’s revised rate of 6.1 percent and a percent lower than December 2018’s rate of 6.8 percent.

Adjacent counties also saw decreases in unemployment in December. Jefferson County had the largest drop of half a percent to 5.3 percent. Pierce (4.8%) and Thurston (4.4%) counties saw decreased of three-tenths of a percent. There was a two-tenths of a percent drop in Kitsap (4.1%) and Lewis (6%) counties. And Grays Harbor County’s unemployment rate in December went down one-tenth of a percent to 7 percent.

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