Mason County’s unemployment rate rose in November. According to Washington State Employment Security, the County’s unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent last month. That’s up 1.3 percentage points from October’s revised rate of 7.4 percent and 3.2 percent higher than November 2019’s rate of 5.5 percent.
Adjacent counties saw similar increases in November. Grays Harbor County’s unemployment rate went up 1.2 percent to 9.6 percent. Jefferson County increased 1.1 percent to 7.4 percent. There was a nine-tenths percent increase in Lewis County to 7.1 percent. And Pierce (7.5%) and Thurston (6.3%) counties saw increases of eight-tenths.