County unemployment rate rises compared to 2018 figures
Last updated 7/18/2019 at 7:42am
A recent report from Washington's Employment Security Department showed that unemployment in Adams County has risen mildly in the first five months of 2019, in comparison to 2018 data.
In May of this year, Adams County had an unemployment rate of 4.9%, while the unemployment rate in May of 2018 was 4.2%. The unemployment rate in January and February of this year was lower than it was in 2018, but is higher in March, April and May than it was last year.
Nonfarm employers in the county provided 5,970 jobs in May of this year, down 1.2% compared to the 6,040 nonfarm jobs in May of 2018. Of the...