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County employment figures rising


August 29, 2018

The Washington State Employment Security Department has issued its monthly job review for the state, with promising news for employment in Klickitat County and Columbia River Gorge area.

Preliminary estimates which showed Gorge employment growth slowing in the first three months of the year were confirmed in the quarterly benchmarking process. Preliminary estimates show that trend continuing through the second quarter.

July brought some respite, with seasonally-adjusted nonfarm employment increasing by 130 jobs. Unadjusted employment fell by 230 jobs. The private sector added 375 jobs, with leisure & hospitality employment rising by 235 jobs. Most other sectors were in the plus column...

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