The State Employment Security Department released jobless numbers from April last week- and officials say, it’s not bad, but it isn’t pretty, either.
The unemployment rate was 8.7 percent- which is down from last year, but just barely- and stands as the smallest year to year gain in eight months.
Regional Labor Economist, Mark Berreth, says usually, this area sees a higher drop in the unemployment rate this time of year.
For Chelan and DouglasCounties, transportation, warehousing, retail trade and manufacturing showed the largest year to year gains for April. "CLICK HERE" for Audio