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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mount Vernon fell 2.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 17.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon peaked in April 2020 at 19.4% and is now 2.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mount Vernon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Washington 15.1% -1.2 +10.7
Mount Vernon 17.2% -2.2 +11.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 12,756. There are now 1,723 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 11,033 -1,723 +7,535

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 9.8%
May
2020
13.3% 15.1% 17.2% 11,033
April
2020
14.7% 16.3% 19.4% 12,756
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 5.2% 3,238
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 5.2% 3,308
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 5.2% 3,318
December
2019
3.5% 4.0% 5.1% 3,245
November
2019
3.5% 4.0% 5.2% 3,289
October
2019
3.6% 4.0% 5.3% 3,339
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 5.4% 3,393
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 5.4% 3,444

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.