Bellingham Business News Journal had some great news today for Whatcom County.
The unemployment rate is dropping. I believe this is one of the major keys to recovery of the housing market in Whatcom County. Reducing unemployment Raises confidence levels for buyers.See below the great news from Bellingham Business Journal:
Apr 24, 2012 05:01 pm | BBJ Staff
Whatcom County’s March unemployment rate was 8.1 percent, a drop from 8.5 percent in February, according to state officials. The Washington State Employment Security Department released March’s county-by-county jobless numbers on April 24. Whatcom continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in northwest Washington, though rates for all counties in the region fell last month.
Skagit County was at 10.2 percent, Island was at 9.3 and San Juan was at 8.5.
More information is available at www.esd.wa.gov/employmentdata