Kitsap jobs numbers remain encouraging

Jobs numbers in Kitsap County remain encouraging as the busy summer employment season approaches.

About 87,400 people were working for Kitsap businesses and government agencies in April, 3.4 percent more than in April 2014. Employment was up among both private and government employers, according to statistics released last week by the state Employment Security Department.

Here’s a look at jobs trends in the county:

 

Employment/unemployment

Overall employment numbers for Kitsap County residents are less encouraging.

The labor force — the number of people working or actively seeking work — continued to fall in April. The number of employed residents also dipped, dropping from 108,450 in March to 107,160 in April. 

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