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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 May 2021 to 6.5%. 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 19.6% and is now 13.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mount Vernon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Washington 5.3% -0.1 -7.2
Mount Vernon 6.5% -0.1 -8.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 12,952. There are now 9,014 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 May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 3,938 -27 -5,456

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 5.3% 6.5% 3,938
April
2021
6.1% 5.4% 6.6% 3,965
March
2021
6.0% 5.5% 6.6% 3,963
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 6.7% 3,980
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 6.8% 4,088
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 7.1% 4,248
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.5% 4,497
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.6% 4,835
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 8.6% 5,238
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 9.5% 5,782
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 12.7% 7,953

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.