Unemployment at 4.1 percent in King County

King County’s unemployment rate in July was 4.1 percent, better than the statewide rate that increased from a month earlier, according to the state Employment Security Department.

  • BY Wire Service
  • Friday, August 15, 2008 3:36pm
  • Business

King County’s unemployment rate in July was 4.1 percent, better than the statewide rate that increased from a month earlier, according to the state Employment Security Department.

With an estimated 189,300 people unemployed and seeking work, the state jobless rate last month was 5.7 percent, up from June’s 5.4 percent.

Among counties bordering King County, 6.3 percent unemmployment was reported in Pierce County and 4.7 percent in Snohomish County. The highest percentage in any county statewide was 8.6 in Cowlitz County.

State-run WorkSource offices for jobseekers in the south King County area have online job postings at www.go2worksource.com and are in Auburn at 2707 I St. NE. (253-804-1177) and Renton at 500 SW. Seventh St. (206-205-3500). Information also is available at (877) 872-5627.

Washington added an estimated 3,300 non-agricultural jobs in July, after June’s employment was revised from the previous report of no change to a seasonally adjusted decline of 1,800 jobs.




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