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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 August 2019 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon peaked in December 2009 at 11.7% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Mount Vernon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Washington 4.6% 0.0 +0.2
Mount Vernon 5.9% +0.2 +0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 6,934. There are now 3,246 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,059 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 629. Mount Vernon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mount Vernon, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 3,688 +107 +530

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.6%
August
2019
3.7% 4.6% 5.9% 3,688
July
2019
3.7% 4.6% 5.7% 3,581
June
2019
3.7% 4.6% 5.6% 3,490
May
2019
3.6% 4.6% 5.5% 3,403
April
2019
3.6% 4.7% 5.5% 3,385
March
2019
3.8% 4.6% 5.4% 3,330
February
2019
3.8% 4.5% 5.4% 3,293
January
2019
4.0% 4.5% 5.2% 3,204
December
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.2% 3,199
November
2018
3.7% 4.5% 5.2% 3,202
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 5.2% 3,197

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.