Grays Harbor unemployment up to 7.1% in November

Unemployment in Grays Harbor County increased three-tenths of a percentage point in November, to 7.1%. That compares to 4% statewide.

In Pacific County, the rate for November was 7.4%. Grays Harbor and Pacific were among six counties in which the rate exceeded 7%.

Ferry County, in the northeastern part of the state, posted Washington’s highest rate, at 10.3%.

King County had the lowest jobless rate, at 2.3%.

Grays Harbor started the year at 8.3% and peaked at 8.6% in February.

The 7.1% rate for Grays Harbor County in November compares with 6.5% a year earlier.

Here’s how neighboring counties did in November 2019:

• Thurston, 4.7%

• Mason, 6.1%

• Jefferson, 5.7%

• Clallam, 6.5%