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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 February 2021 to 6.5%. 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 April 2020 at 19.4% and is now 12.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mount Vernon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Washington 5.6% -0.4 +1.5
Mount Vernon 6.5% -0.1 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 12,756. There are now 8,832 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 February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 3,924 -46 +616

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 6.5% 3,924
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 6.6% 3,970
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 8.1% 4,975
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.7% 4,678
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.3% 4,768
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 10.0% 6,327
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 10.2% 6,380
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 12.7% 8,167
June
2020
11.1% 10.8% 11.6% 7,293
May
2020
13.3% 12.5% 17.1% 10,977
April
2020
14.8% 16.3% 19.4% 12,756

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.