Latest unemployment numbers came out for the State of Washington for last month. Unemployment numbers in Clark County have dropped down to 10.6% for the month ending January 2011. This shows a 2% decrease in unemployment, which is good news for Clark County improving. The bad news is there were only 100 new jobs created. Based on the growth in the county in the last quarter of last year, it is pretty even but it is better than a loss in jobs or unemployment increasing. This is a good economic factor for Clark County and should stabilize the housing market. As I always say, in my opinion, as goes unemployment, so does the prices of our houses in the community in Clark County.

 Kerry N. Greenwald 

 NMLS # 70269

Sr. VA  Loan Specialist

Creekside Mortgage Inc.

360.571.LOAN (5626)