May employment report shows state gained 4,000 jobs from April to May

The state Employment Security Department issued its employment report for May this morning. The preliminary estimate is that seasonally adjusted employment in Washington grew by 4,000  from April to May. The estimate of March to April job growth was revised upward to 8,900, from the preliminary figure of 7,700 announced in last month’s report.  The preliminary estimate of May’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is 6.1 percent, which is the same as the unrevised estimate for April.

The monthly employment report is available here.