Unemployment Rates

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Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Data Table 6-09: Unemployment Rates
Explanation Thurston County's unemployment rate generally tracks the rises and falls of national and state business cycles. From 1990 to 2015, the County's rate increased in each of the various national downturns and decreased during each of the recoveries.

Due in part to the high proportion of state employment in Thurston County, the unemployment rate tends to stay lower than the state as a whole, especially during periods of economic recession. However, since 2012, unemployment in Thurston County has exceeded both the state and national average.
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