Grays Harbor moved to 9th highest unemployment in the state in December
According to the Washington State Employment Security Department’s non-seasonally adjusted numbers, the unemployment rate sat at 7% last month with the highest employment numbers for the year for the county.
580 jobs were added locally from November to December.
A total of 2,128 local residents were unemployed, according to the recent data.
In December 2018, Grays Harbor was tied for 11th in the state at 7.4%.
Pacific County saw a December rate of 6.8% which was the tenth highest in the state.
Ferry County topped the counties with 10.6% unemployment.
Statewide, the December unemployment rate sat at 4.3%.
According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, December’s rate was down from November’s rate of 4.4 percent.
The state also saw a gain of 10,900 jobs during the month.