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County’s unemployment rate drops


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DROPPING UNEMPLOYMENT: This graphs shows unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) for Klickitat County, January 2010 through October 2012. Source: Employment Security Department/LMEA; U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics.

Klickitat County’s unemployment rate continued to fall in 2012, reaching a three-year low.

According to a new report from the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD), the local economy in the county provided 5,630 jobs in both October 2011 and in October 2012; hence there was no year-over-year change in total non-farm employment in Klickitat County. Businesses and government organizations across Washington supplied 2,912,100 jobs this past October (not seasonally adjusted), compared to 2,857,200 jobs in October 2011. This equated to a 1.9 percent over-the-year statewide employment increase.

Year-over-year job growth rates in Washington have been positive for the past 25 mo...

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