The state Employment Security Department issued its employment report for June this morning. The preliminary estimate is that seasonally adjusted employment in Washington grew by 9,100 from May to June. The estimate of April to May job growth was revised downward to 1,000, from the preliminary figure of 4,000 announced in last month’s report. The preliminary estimate of June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is 5.8 percent. The estimate of May’s unemployment rate was unchanged from the initial figure of 6.1 percent.
It is estimated that the Seattle metro area (King and Snohomish counties) gained 4,100 jobs from May to June, while the rest of the state gained 5,000 jobs..