Washington state’s unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in July, holding even with the national jobless rate, state officials said Wednesday.
Washington’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent in March — the first drop in several months.
Washington state’s unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent last month
Washington state has more jobs than before the start of the recession, with a January employment rate of 6.4 percent, the Employment Security Department reported Wednesday.
The state added an estimated 8,800 jobs in July, but the month’s unemployment rate of 6.9 percent was up a tenth of a percent from the prior two months.