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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mount Vernon fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon peaked in April 2020 at 18.8% and is now 13.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mount Vernon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Washington 3.7% 0.0 -1.1
Mount Vernon 4.9% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 April 2020 at 12,961. There are now 9,891 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 3,070 -59 -612

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.9% 3,070
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 5.0% 3,129
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 5.0% 3,161
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 5.2% 3,273
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 5.2% 3,293
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.2% 3,280
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.2% 3,305
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 5.2% 3,292
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 5.4% 3,386
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 5.5% 3,465
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 5.5% 3,464

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.