The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

County unemployment rate rises compared to 2018 figures


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 7:42am

Courtesy of the Washington Employment Security Department

The unemployment rate in Adams County for 2017-19.

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...

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