The usual statistics on jobs in North Central Washington were not available at press time. Here’s a longer term look at job trends since 1990.
Total Number of Employed Persons & Unemployment Rate
In 2018, the number of employed persons in:
Chelan and Douglas counties combined: 59,626, increasing from 43,883, or by 36% since 1990
Chelan County: 40,425, increasing from 29,066, or by 39% since 1990.
Douglas County: 19,201, increasing from 14,817, or by 30% since 1990
In 2018, the unemployment rate in:
Chelan and Douglas counties: 6%, decreasing from 8.1% in 1990
Chelan County: 5.8%, decreasing from 8.4% in 1990
Douglas County was 6.5%, decreasing from 7.6% in 1990
Washington state: 4.8%, decreasing from 5.1% in 1990
United States: 3.9%, decreasing from 5.6% in 1990
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Washington State Employment Security Department
Chelan-Douglas Trends, chelandouglastrends.com, is the work of The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis, a multi-college program at Eastern Washington University. The institute, staff and students, gather the statistical data and write the explanations.