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      Yakima County unemployment up in February

      YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima County's unemployment rate rose to 11.4 percent in February, according to the state Employment Security Department. That number is 0.5 percent higher than January's.

      Kittitas County also saw increased unemployment last month. Its jobless rate climbed from 8 percent in January to 9.2 percent in February.

      These numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

      Both counties' rates are higher than the state average. Washington's overall unemployment rate is 7.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
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