Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in April, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.
The rate was down from 6.2 percent in March, and compared to a 5.2 percent unemployment rate in April 2017.
About 223,000 people were working in Spokane County during April, and about 12,750 people were looking for work.
The unemployment rate in April for the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area, which includes Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, was 5.4 percent.
Other April unemployment rates, by county, were: Adams, 5.2 percent; Ferry, 13.5 percent; Lincoln, 5.1 percent; Pend Oreille, 7.4 percent; Stevens, 8.1 percent; and Whitman, 4.5 percent.
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