Pierce County’s unemployment rate in November was 7.4 percent, according to the state Employment Security Department.
November is the most recent month for which statistics are available from the department, which tracks joblessness and administers unemployment benefits and job-seeker programs
In neighboring counties, the jobless rates in November were 10.4 percent in Lewis County, 5 percent in King County, 6.5 percent in Thurston County and 8.5 percent in Yakima County.
Statewide, unemployment was at 6.8, a decrease from 7 percent in October. The national joblesses in November was 7 percent.