Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.9% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA market rose by 238 jobs in August and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 4.9%. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA unemployment rate is 111 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in August versus prior month by -11.7% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -1.1%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 11,200; -500
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,800; +200
  • Manufacturing: 6,400; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,300; -100
  • Construction, Mining: 4,300; no change
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.