Douglas County's unemployment rate in May was more than a full point below than what it was in April according to data supplied by the Employment Security Department.
Numbers released Tuesday show Douglas County with 5.1% unemployment while Chelan County had 5
The state Employment Security Department says the average salary for Washingtonians rose by 10% to nearly $77,000.
In a press release the agency says the increase was driven by a 4.9 percent decrease in covered employment and a 4.7 percent increase in total earnings, which grew by nearly $10
First-time unemployment claims dropped in Chelan and Douglas Counties for the third straight week.
The 83 claims in Chelan County were lower than every week in 2020, but two, even prior to the pandemic.
Douglas County was higher than just four weeks in 2020
The Washington State Employment Security Department released it's weekly unemployment numbers for the week ending April 17th.
According to the ESD, initial regular unemployment claims were down 24% from the week prior as last week's rise, partly driven by claimants re-applying for unemployment, begins to taper off
The State Auditor's Office released a review of the Employment Security Department who potentially lost more than $1 billion due to fraud in 2020.
In a statement, State Auditor Pat McCarthy said, "There are fraud prevention techniques Washington’s program could have used to lessen the impact of these schemes, but the agency’s resources also were overcome by circumstances truly beyond its con
Initial unemployment claims in Washington were up 3.6 percent last week, though total claims were down almost 1 percent.
In North Central Washington, Chelan and Douglas Counties saw a drop in first-time applications while Grant and Okanogan saw slight increases
The unemployment rates in North Central Washington were all higher for the month of February than January according to data released by the Employment Security Department.
Chelan County saw the biggest increase from 6.9% to 7.2%.
Douglas County saw a small increase to 7
The Employment Security Department released its weekly unemployment data Thursday for the week of February 28th through March 6th.
Chelan County's first time unemployment claims fell by 14% as compared to the week previous, while Douglas County doubled that success with a 28% drop
After a significant jump in first-time unemployment claims for the week ending January 2nd, they dropped more than 8% last week to a little more than 27,000.
In Chelan County, there was a slight drop in initial applicants, which broke a two-week stretch of increases