What are the most in-demand jobs in Yakima?

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Jobs in agriculture top the list of the most in-demand here in the Yakima Valley. That's not much of a surprise. However, laborers and retail jobs are high on the list.

The ranking is an average from job numbers of the last five years.

A local economist tells Action News there's been growth in construction jobs.

A sign of a slightly-improving economy.

"It definitely gives you hope and makes it easier for you. I know I will find something relatively soon too," said Mary Perry, a job seeker.

Almost 2,000 jobs were added to the economy from February of 2012 to this year.