Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, February 16, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 34° Partly Cloudy
News >  Washington

Washington unemployment rate for December was 4.3 %

Associated Press

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s December unemployment rate dipped to 4.3 %.

According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, December’s rate was down from November’s rate of 4.4 %. The state also saw a gain of 10,900 jobs during the month. The largest private job growth occurred in retail trade and professional and business services, while the biggest losses were seen in wholesale trade and financial activities.

Job gains and losses are estimates based on a survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate counts the percentage of people who are unemployed and actively looking for work, and doesn’t include those who have stopped looking for work.

The national unemployment rate for December was 3.5 %.

Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email