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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mount Vernon fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon peaked in January 2010 at 11.7% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Mount Vernon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Washington 4.5% 0.0 -0.7
Mount Vernon 4.9% 0.0 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Mount Vernon, Washington, National

Mount Vernon, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mount Vernon peaked in January 2010 at 6,938. There are now 3,966 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Mount Vernon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mount Vernon, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 2,972 -35 -924

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 2,972
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3,007
September
2017
4.2% 4.6% 5.2% 3,162
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.1% 3,070
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.2% 3,150
June
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.3% 3,179
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.4% 3,192
April
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.6% 3,328
March
2017
4.5% 4.7% 5.7% 3,337
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.8% 3,394
January
2017
4.8% 5.1% 6.2% 3,657

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.