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County jobs shrink slightly


The Washington State Employement Security Department (ESD) yesterday issued its latest report on employment figures for the state, the Gorge, and Klickitat County.

According to preliminary estimates, Washington had a huge month in June, adding 9,100 jobs. Hiring was concentrated in the service sector: wholesale trade, retail trade, private education services, leisure and hospitality. Over-the-year growth increased yet again, to 2.8 percent. The big news was the announcement of job cuts at Microsoft, and Boeing issued a layoff notice as well. Unemployment held at 6.1 percent for the third straight month.

Total nonfarm employment in the Columbia Gorge has shown little change in the past yea...

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