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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mount Vernon rose 0.4 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.7%. 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 January 2010 at 11.8% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Mount Vernon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Washington 4.5% 0.0 -0.1
Mount Vernon 5.7% +0.4 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 January 2010 at 6,977. There are now 3,449 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,977 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 551. Mount Vernon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mount Vernon, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Mount Vernon 3,528 +299 +435

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mount Vernon, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployment Rate
Mount Vernon
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.6%
February
2019
3.8% 4.5% 5.7% 3,528
January
2019
4.0% 4.5% 5.3% 3,229
December
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.3% 3,246
November
2018
3.7% 4.5% 5.3% 3,195
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 5.2% 3,131
September
2018
3.7% 4.4% 5.0% 2,977
August
2018
3.8% 4.4% 5.0% 2,983
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 5.2% 3,080
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 5.3% 3,139
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 5.3% 3,121
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.5% 3,242

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.