[8/6/21] Okanogan County Jobless Rate

Posted in Business & Economy

There’s good news in the Okanogan County Labor Area Study for June released this week.  It shows the jobless rate for the county at 5-point-6 percent, down four percent from June of last year, and the same number as of June two years ago.  Regional labor economist Don Meseck:

We asked Meseck who’s doing the hiring – and who’s not:

The June Labor Area Summary also takes a broad look at agricultural employment – people who work on farms and orchards, and in that category, things are changing:

And Meseck finds two reasons for the drop in agricultural jobs: