Stevens County unemployment rate second-highest in state…
The unemployment numbers for May are out and the rates are quite good across the country. While the Tri-County area has lagged behind the rest of the state in economic numbers, this May did provide the third straight month where the unemployment dropped in Stevens County. The rate went from eight percent in April to seven percent in May.
Still that rate is the second-highest in the state, well below Ferry County’s 12 percent unemployment rate. 2018 has not been a good year for the neighboring county, as unemployment rates are two to three percent higher than the previous three years. More