June continued the steady beat of job growth in Washington, with a seasonally adjusted estimated gain of 10,200 jobs.
During the same period, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged, at 8.3 percent.
State economists say Washington has regained more than half the number of jobs lost during the recession. From the employment peak in February 2008 to the low point two years ago, the state lost some 205,000 jobs. With June’s job gains, Washington has regained an estimated 111,400 jobs since February 2010.
Industry sectors that added the most jobs in June were professional & business services; manufacturing; leisure & hospitality; retail trade; wholesale trade; transportation, warehousing & utilities; and information.
Industries that lost jobs included education & health services; government; financial activities; and construction.
In June, an estimated 293,000 people in Washington were unemployed and looking for work. (WA Employment Security Department)