Washington unemployment remains stable for June
Washington saw continued job growth last month, but the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.3 percent.
State officials said Wednesday that there was an estimated gain of 10,000 jobs from May to June.
An estimated 293,000 people were unemployed and looking for work in Washington in June. Nearly 145,000 claimed unemployment benefits last month.
More than 4,500 unemployed workers ran out of benefits last month. Since extended benefits were activated in 2008, more than 101,000 people have exhausted their benefits.
In May, Grays Harbor had the highest unemployment statewide with 13.7%, up from 13% for April. In
Pacific County remained stable in May at 11.8%. In 2011, the unemployment for the county was 12.6%, showing an improvement for the year.
The county by county unemployment rates for June are expected to be released July 24th.