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Washington Employment Analysis

( Data Date : August 2017 )

Washington Employment Data

Located in the Pacific Northwest, Washington has a diverse economy. The most vulnerable industries are tourism, mining, and agriculture. Productivity improvement, policy changes and technological innovation have heavily influenced employment in software publishing, healthcare related industries and wholesale electronic markets. The occupational groups likely to experience the fastest growth rates in the future are construction and extraction, followed by computer and mathematical, legal and healthcare support occupations. (Source: Washington Employment Security Department)

 

State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Washington Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • Compared to national rates, washington unemployment rate in August 2017 was higher by 0.1% than the U.S. rate of 4.4%.




  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.