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      Wages in Yakima County among Washington's lowest

      YAKIMA, Wash. -- Wages in Yakima County were among the lowest in Washington last summer, according to a new government report.

      The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics found the county's average weekly wage was $638 in the third quarter of 2013. That was the sixth-lowest among the state's 39 counties.

      Kittitas County had the 13th-lowest average wage in the state, $651.

      Both Yakima and Kittitas Counties were among the 37 counties with wages below the national average of $922 per week. Only King County and Snohomish County workers earned more.

      The lowest weekly wage in the state was $518 in Okanogan County.
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