The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Washington's Birthday

Hi36° Rain/Snow

Tonight

Lo28° Chance Showers then Slight Chance Snow

Tuesday

Hi37° Chance Rain/Snow

Tuesday Night

Lo28° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi35° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo22° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi38° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo22° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi36° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Friday Night

Lo20° Partly Cloudy

Unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent

Send to Kindle
Print This

OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent last month, the lowest it has been in six years.

Numbers released today by the state’s Employment Security Department show that June’s jobless rate was down from May’s rate of 6.1 percent. The state also added an estimated 9,100 jobs in May.

The largest job increases were seen in education and health services, retail trade and leisure and hospitality. The biggest decrease was seen in government, while construction and manufacturing…

View my options or Sign in