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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 April 2022 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon peaked in April 2020 at 18.8% and is now 13.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in February 2022, 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Washington 4.1% 0.0 -1.6
Mount Vernon 5.2% 0.0 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 9,674 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 3,287 -18 -896

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.2% 3,287
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 5.6% 3,521
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 5.9% 3,682
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 6.2% 3,848
July
2021
5.4% 5.2% 6.4% 3,980
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 6.6% 4,061

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.