Unemployment (Annual) in Washington

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The unemployment number is the number of people ages 16 and over who are without a job but are actively looking for one. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the entire civilian labor force. The civilian labor force (the denominator) includes persons who are employed and those who are unemployed but looking for work. The state-level and county- level annual figures reported here for 2010 and earlier years are seasonally adjusted, and span 12 months.


Data Source: The data used for this measure come from the Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch of Washington State Employment Security Department.

Yearly unemployment data reported here are “Historical Estimates” of Resident Civilian Labor Force, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), not seasonally adjusted.. 

Data were retrieved on June 22, 2016 from https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/regional-reports/local-unemployment-statistics.

Footnotes: Data last updated in June 2016 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

The Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch often revises previous estimates. We update data accordingly on this website. Therefore, figures presented here may be different from figures presented elsewhere. Further, seasonally adjusted rates may be different from non-seasonally adjusted rates.