Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.1% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which lost 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA market declined by 150 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 4.1%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA unemployment rate is 78 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 September versus prior month by -7.6% and are up 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 September 2022

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

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

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.