Washington’s economy added 52,500 jobs in May and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for May decreased from 16.3 percent to 15.1 percent according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).
|Month||Total Jobs (losses or gains)||Unemployment rate||2019 Unemployment Rate|
|March 2020||-25,400||5.1 percent||4.5 percent|
|April 2020||-457,800*||16.3 percent*||4.4 percent|
|May 2020||+ 52,500||15.1 percent||4.4 percent|