Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vancouver unemployment at 13.4%

From the Oregonian:

The unemployment rate in Clark County and Washington did not change from March to April, the state Employment Security Department announced today.

Clark County's 13.4 percent jobless rate in April, unadjusted for seasonal factors, was more than double last April's 5.8 percent. And Washington's seasonally adjusted 9.1 percent for the month was well above the 4.9 percent for April 2008.

March's figure in Clark County was revised upward from last month's jobless announcement because unemployment figures are often calculated before receipt of data on residents who file claims in Oregon.