November 2, 2023

Unemployment rate in county drops

The Mason County unemployment rate dropped in September to 4.6%, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.

That’s lower than the 5.1% rate in August, but higher than June’s 3.9% and July’s 4.3%. The county’s highest unemployment this year was 8.1% in February. The county numbers are not seasonally adjusted because the sample size is too small, according to the state website.

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