Unemployment rate drops in 2017 for Yakima County
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Yakima County's unemployment rate has gone down more than a full percent since this time last year.
The Washington employment security department reports that Yakima County has an unemployment rate of 6%, which is down from 7.8% just last year.
Washington state gained almost 10,000 jobs in November alone, bringing the state-wide unemployment rate down to 4.5%.
The state has an unemployment rate that is about half the rate of the entire country which is at just over 9%.