[1/5/18] Record Low Unemployment Streak Continues In Chelan And Douglas Counties

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The streak of record low unemployment rates continue in Chelan and Douglas counties.

November 2017 data from the State Employment Security Department shows a 4.6% unemployment rate– that’s down from 5.9% in November 2016- with 730 less people without work.

The local labor force also grew by 2000 people.

North Central Washington Labor Economist, Don Meseck says that while the low unemployment rate is a good sign— it’s not the whole picture…

010518 Job Numbers :46 “…jobs out of the county.”

The biggest job gains were in the construction industry- 400 added year over year— a 16% increase.

Also health services and tourism each added 300 jobs followed by retail at 100. Manufacturing, government and private services were flat.