(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
State added 9,600 jobs in May…
The nonfarm unemployment report released by the Employment Security Department for May showed an increase of seasonally adjusted jobs across the state by 9,600 overall. This number includes 8,400 added jobs in the private sector and another 1,200 in the public sector.
The unemployment rate for the state remained the same as April 2019 at 4.7% and just higher than the 4.5% rate for the same period one year ago.
Numbers for Stevens County showed a non seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.3% for May. The listed total civilian labor force in Stevens County is 18,917 and 17,727 of that number are employed, leaving 1,190 potential workers unemployed in May. More