King County job growth report for March 2016

King County jobs rose by 14,500 in March, with a growth of 2,000 over the previous month.

The unemployment rate fell to 5.9 per cent, down from 5.8 per cent.

The number of vacant positions rose by 18,000 to 2,300.

King County Jobcentre staff will now be able to contact unemployed individuals with a new call centre and online application service, to help people find work.

Last month, King County reported a jobless rate of 5.3 per cent for the March quarter, down slightly from 5 per cent in February.

The unemployment rate for King County is at 5.1 per cent and the unemployment rate in King County was 5.2 per cent during the same month in 2016.

Despite the decrease in unemployment rate, the number of job vacancies in King City is still high, with around 6,400 vacancies.

King City’s unemployment rate is still at 6.3 percent, but that is lower than the national rate of 7.1.

Job seekers will now have to apply online and apply for a job in person at the King City Jobcentres on Tuesday.

For more King County news, go to News.co.nz.

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