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Klickitat County employment status showing signs of improving


The Washington State Employment Security Division (ESD) has released its most recent report on Klickitat County’s employment status, entitled the Labor Area Summary. The report is dated October 2013.

The latest taxable retail sales data (for second quarter 2013) show a number of trends:

Sales at retail stores in Klickitat, after adjustment for inflation and seasonality, continued the steady upward trend they have followed for the last decade. Restaurant sales have been slowly increasing. The value of construction permits, always volatile, bounced back from a low in the first quarter of the year but are still well below normal.

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