Clatsop County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down further to 3.8 percent in June, according to state figures.
The rate was down 0.1 percent from May’s unemployment rate and lower than the state and national unemployment rates of 4 percent. The county was tied for the eighth-lowest unemployment rate in the state with Wasco County.
Clatsop County added 760 jobs in June, 180 more than expected. Leisure and hospitality bloomed by 260 positions, while retail trade added 230, food and manufacturing 100 and professional services another 60.
Over the past year, the county has gained 520 jobs, an increase of 2.7 percent. Leisure and hospitality gained 200 jobs over the past year, construction 120 and retail trade 110.
Tillamook County recorded a 4.2 percent unemployment rate in June, and Columbia County 4.9 percent.