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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mount Vernon rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon peaked in January 2010 at 11.8% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Mount Vernon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Washington 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Mount Vernon 5.2% +0.2 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 6,977. There are now 3,838 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,977 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 162. Mount Vernon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mount Vernon, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 3,139 +162 -86

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.3% 5.2% 3,139
September
2018
3.7% 4.4% 5.0% 2,977
August
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.0% 2,983
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.2% 3,080
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 5.3% 3,139
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 5.3% 3,121
April
2018
3.9% 4.8% 5.5% 3,242
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.4% 3,167
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.3% 3,093
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.2% 3,039
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.4% 3,222

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.