Spokane County's jobless rate in August dropped to 7.2 percent, the lowest in 2013, the state Employment Security Department said.
The number is not seasonally adjusted.
In August a year ago, the jobless rate was 8.6 percent. The net job gain from 12 months ago, the ESD reported, was 6,700. The leading sectors were health, construction, leisure-hospitality, warehousing and transport, and food and drink services.
A full update on the latest numbers will be on Spokesman.com later Tuesday.