Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 6.0% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA market rose by 427 jobs in March and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA unemployment rate is 225 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 140 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in March versus prior month by -6.0% 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 March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 11,700; +100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,600; -100
  • Manufacturing: 6,100; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 4,800; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 4,300; +100
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.