Washington added 10,000 jobs in June
June continued the steady beat of job growth in Washington, with an estimated gain of 10,200 jobs, seasonally adjusted, according to the state’s Employment Security Department. During the same period, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged, at an estimated 8.3%. From the employment peak in Feb. 2008 to the low point in Feb. 2010, the state lost approximately 205,000 jobs. With June’s job gains, Washington has regained an estimated 111,400 jobs since Feb. 2010, including a gain of about 123,600 private-sector jobs and the loss of 12,200 public-sector jobs. Industry sectors that added the most jobs in June were professional and business services, up an estimated 5,000 jobs; manufacturing, which gained 3,600 jobs; leisure and hospitality, up 2,000 jobs; retail trade, up 1,700 jobs; wholesale trade, up 1,500 jobs; transportation, warehousing, and utilities, up 800 jobs; and information services and technology, which added 500 jobs. To learn more, click here.