Thursday, April 19, 2012

Employment numbers for March are here!

According to Employment Security, there were 3,300 jobs added by Washington employers last month, following 18 months of job growth out of the past 19!

Industry sectors with job growth in March include:

Source: Employment Security Department

Out of all of Washington’s industry sectors, only education and health services reported job losses of 1,600 and 1,500 jobs respectively.

Other numbers worth mentioning:
  • 289,400 people were unemployed and currently looking for a job in March, down from 365,000 in February 2010.
  • Unemployment benefits were paid to 189,467 people last month, which is way down from more than 350,000 in January 2010.

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? Go here to find the location of the WorkSource office nearest you.